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Night Out for Austin Tice

May 02, 2019
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Houston, TX
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The National Press Club and coalition partners, including IABC Houston, are teaming up with leading restaurants to raise awareness about the case of Austin Tice, the only American journalist currently being held overseas. Austin, who was a George Polk Award honoree and National Press Club Press Freedom Honoree, worked for McClatchy, The Washington Post and CBS. In April 2018 the FBI announced a $1 million reward for information leading to Austin’s safe return. Funds raised at NIGHT OUT FOR AUSTIN TICE will add to that reward.

On May 2, grab all your friends and go to dinner at a participating restaurant. These restaurants have pledged to contribute a percentage of their proceeds from May 2 to the reward fund! Now is the time to act – everyone can help! Make your reservation today!

Who is Austin Tice?

Austin Tice is an American journalist who has been held captive in Syria since August 2012. He was last heard from after being stopped at a checkpoint in Syria. No one is claiming to have him or demanding ransom. A native of Houston and an Eagle Scout, Austin wrote for the Washington Post and McClatchy Newspapers, and was part of a McClatchy team that won a Polk Award for coverage of Syria. He filed reports for CBS News and took outstanding photographs. Austin was at Georgetown Law School when he left to go to work in Syria. He served in the United States Marine Corps in Iraq prior to Georgetown. In April 2018, the FBI offered a $1 million reward for information leading to his safe return.