XGames Austin Hosting Private Screening in Austin to Benefit The V Foundation

XGames Austin Hosting Private Screening in Austin to Benefit The V Foundation

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

AUSTIN - X Games Austin will kick off with a one-of-a-kind charity event featuring a screening of "Angry Sky," part of ESPN Films' award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series, to benefit the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at The V Foundation.

More about the film "Angry Sky": In the 1960s, a truck-driver Nick Piantanida discovered skydiving, and set out to break the world record for the highest parachute jump by taking a helium balloon to the edge of space. Over the course of a year, his dream to launch the first civilian space program drove him to obsession. Directed by Jeff Tremaine and Executive Produced by John Dahl, Mat Hoffman and Connor Schell. "Angry Sky" will make its television debut July 30 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Immediately following the screening, a reception hosted by BMX legends Mat Hoffman and Ryan Nyquist will take place at The Highball where guests will have the unique opportunity to mix and mingle with X Games athletes, enjoy gifting suites, sample food and beverage from Dos Equis, Bud Light, Deep Eddy Vodka, The Dreaming Tree wine, Wahoo's and a chance to win VIP passes to X Games Austin and other prizes.

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Alamo Draft House located at 1120 S Lamar Boulevard in Austin.

The screening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with red carpet arrivals at 5 p.m.

For more information, including ticket purchases, visit http://drafthouse.com/austin.