For the past three years, Alamo founder and CEO Tim League has participated in the BP MS 150 marathon bike ride from Houston to Austin. The two-day event is organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise awareness and funding in the battle against MS. This year, we’ve enlisted a team of 15 intrepid Alamo employees to participate in the ride, and Team Alamo wants YOU to help us meet our fundraising goal!
Join us on Wednesday May 9th for an outdoor screening of BREAKING AWAY – the grand-daddy of all cycling films - and a new signature feast prepared by Alamo Executive Chef John Bullington. Click here to purchase tickets now!
Presented on the rooftop of the magnificent AMOA/Arthouse facility at the Jones Center, the evening will begin with a cocktail reception, sponsored by Bulleit Bourbon, featuring a signature recipe from Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris. Following the reception, our guests will be treated to a five-course meal with wine pairings courtesy of Team Alamo sponsors US Foods and Glazers. The menu is appropriately themed to mirror the journey of BREAKING AWAY’s main character, who masquerades as an Italian youth in order to realize his competitive cycling dreams:
Foccacia with truffle oil, fresh baby artichokes, pine nuts, parmesan. Paired with LaMarca Prosecco.
Fennel caviar, cippoline onions, julienne charred chicory, yellow pepper, ricotta, moscato vinaigrette. Paired with Stellina di Notte Pinot Grigio.
Porcini stuffed squid braised in white wine and smoked tomatoes on linguini. Paired with Arancio Dalila Grillo-Viognier.
Rosemary smoked beef tenderloin with marsala reduction, polenta fritte, zucchini gratin. Paired with Mezzacorona Teroldego Riserva
Pear tart tatin, cinnamon mousse. Paired with Castello Del Poggio Moscato D’Asti.
Cocktails and an appetizer will be served from 7pm until sunset, when the screening and feast will commence. AMOA/Arthouse is located at 700 W. Congress Avenue, at the intersection of Congress and 7th Street. Valet services will be available.
Unable to attend the screening? Don’t despair - there are plenty of other ways to support this great cause! You can also donate to Team Alamo at a variety of different levels for a chance to win some amazing prizes:
VIP Fantastic Fest Badge - Donate at the $50 level and be entered into a raffle to win this coveted credential to the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. Dates this year are Sept. 20th-27th, 2012. The VIP badge also includes an exclusive limited-edition t-shirt and poster, plus a souvenir Fantastic Fest shoulder bag filled with seriously fun schwag. The main benefit of the VIP. badge, however, is guaranteed admission to the movie of your choice at any given showtime. $340 original value
Mondo BACK THE FUTURE Poster Set – Donate at the $40 level for a chance to win this limited edition trilogy of BACK TO THE FUTURE-themed posters designed exclusively for Mondo by Phantom City Creative. The 3 poster set is a SOLD OUT collector's item originally priced at $88, now valued at $300+
A Night at the Alamo – Donate at the $20 level for a chance to win a night out for two people at any Austin Alamo Drafthouse location. $70 value.
Custom Team Alamo Biking Jersey – Donate $10 for a chance to win the uniform of champions - one of Team Alamo Drafthouse’s signature cycling jerseys. $50 value.
Online raffles will remain open for donations until May 20th, 2012. Winners will be chosen via random drawing and announced on or before June 1st. Multiple entries/donations are permitted.
Not the competitive type? For those who simply wish to give, you can make a donation of any value directly to Team Alamo via our BP MS 150 page here. This donation is tax deductible. For more info, visit ms150.org.