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Austin's Netspend named jersey partner of Austin FC
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Austin FC, Austin's newest pro soccer team, announced Thursday that the club would be entering a partnership with Austin based Netspend to be the team's official jersey sleeve sponsor.


Netspend is a payments and digital solutions provider connecting people and brands to innovative payment products. Netspend products and affiliated technologies will also be integrated within the stadium to enhance the speed and safety of food, beverage, and merchandise transactions, according to the club.

Netspend joins St. David's HealthCare and Yeti as founding partners of Austin FC, but the newest member of the Austin sporting community wants to add more local brands to the mix.

"We are proud to incorporate an Austin-based brand on the sleeve of our authentic jersey collection that will be worn by our players and available at select retail locations," said Andy Loughnane, president of Austin FC.

As a Jersey Sleeve Partner, the Netspend logo will appear on the right sleeve of Austin FC's primary and secondary jerseys, which are set to be revealed before the start of the 2021 season, the clubs inaugural year. The patch will be on fan jerseys as well on digital eSports jerseys in video games like FIFA.

The partnership also means the launch of community-focused programs. The first joint-initiative will take place Thursday at Burnet Middle School in Austin. Netspend and Austin FC will reportedly donate $10,000 in Netspend cards for purchase of school supplies to the staff at the local school.

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Austin FC stadium one seat closer to opening this spring

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
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🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway