Thanks to all who came out to support us on Friday night for the annual Amplify Austin Happy Hour at Pinthouse Pizza on S Lamar. The turnout was greater than expected with standing room only! We enjoyed catching up with old friends and making new ones while consuming the always delicious Pinthouse brews and pizza. This event serves not only as a chance to connect during the winter weather but also to stir up excitement for our annual fundraising event where we participate in Amplify Austin 2019! This year is expected to be our best yet but we need your help. This year’s theme of Passing the Paddle highlights Joe’s semi-retirement as he steps back from his role as executive director and passes the paddle to Graham Daly, our new executive director as of January this year. We are encouraging all of our Friends of the River to share our Amplify Austin page with their friends and family to help spread the word about our upcoming event on February 28th. Our goal is to raise $20k this year and with your help we are sure we can get there. Please share our link far and wide on your social media networks and contact us if you would like help setting up your own fundraising campaign and we will be happy to assist. Stay tuned, there is more to come!