AUSTIN, Texas – Austinites hit the bulls eye for charity with a show of strength and brawn Tuesday night.
- Locals head to international axe throwing tournament
- Urban Axes opens in East Austin for all your axe-throwing needs
The SAFE Alliance of Austin provides help for survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. More than 140 axe throwers from across the city came together to support the local organization. Owners of Urban Axes said a portion of their ticket sales went to SAFE Alliance.
"Being able to come out, having a little fun and contributing to charity is a really great feeling to be able to get together with everybody that you kind of know and hang out with," said axe thrower Chara Green.
Urban Axes opened in East Austin in 2017 as the first of its kind venue in the U.S. The business allows people 21 and older to drink while competing in a league or against friends to see who can get their axe closest to the bullseye.
“This time we were looking for something that impacted women. Obviously domestic abuse can affect anyone but it disproportionately affects women so we wanted to do that,” said co-owner of Urban Axes Krista Payton.
If you or anyone you know is in need of services from the SAFE Alliance, you are encouraged to call 512-267-7233.