Four Austinites are owners of Austin FC and one of them just so happens to be Matthew McConaughey. Yep, that’s right. Superstar Matthew McConaughey will be involved with building our new MLS team. I think things are gonna be alright, alright, alright.
Two Oak Ventures announced Friday that their new partners are McConaughey, entrepreneur Eddie Morgan, Dell executive Marius Haas and local oil and gas executive Bryan Sheffield.
“Austin FC is more than a quality investment for Austin, it’s a quality investment in Austin. The most diverse and borderless game in the world is now coming to one of the most multi-cultural, creative and diverse cities in the world. Austin FC is a healthy investment in our city’s culture and future,” McConaughey said in a press release.
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The Oscar winner and his wife are very vocal about their love and support of the Austin community. At a recent event, the couple discussed making the decision to move to Austin. Following the brief tale, McConaughey said of the city, “Austin has always been a place … where nobody is too good and everybody is good enough.”
He goes on to discuss the challenges and struggles of the city’s rapid growth.
You can watch that full clip below.
Matthew McConaughey loves giving back in Austin and beyond!
McConaughey and wife Camila also head up the the Just Keep Livin Foundation,. The foundation’s programs encourage high school students to engage in healthy and helpful behaviors.
And as if that’s not enough, McConaughey is one third of Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), an organization he helms with ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and ESPN analyst and Texas coaching legend Mack Brown. Through this joint fundraising effort, the trio is committed to maximizing a return to the community, specifically benefiting organizations dedicated to children’s education, health and wellness. Since the two-day event launched in 2013, the nonprofit has given nearly $14 million dollars to charitable organizations.
Of course, we haven’t even touched on MM’s self appointed role as the Minister of Culture at the University of Texas. But let’s save that one for another day. We’ve fawned enough at this point.
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And here’s a list of other Austin celebrities who give back to the community.
Featured photo courtesy of Austin FC.