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GRAND SLAM FOR CHILDREN ....

Agassi Continues His Commitment to Assisting Youth in Need.
 

AGASSI TIX ON SALE...Tickets for the seventh Grand Slam for Children concert
to benefit the ANDRE AGASSI Charitable Foundation (AACF) will be made
available to the public on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. (PDT). Accomplished
performers Robin Williams and Babyface will join Sir Elton John, Martina
McBride, Dennis Miller, Carlos Santana and other guests for an unforgettable
evening of music and laughter. David Foster will serve as the musical
director for the star-studded gala scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 at the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. "The entertainment roster for the 2002
Grand Slam Fundraiser is packed with energetic performers," said Agassi.
"These artists share my devotion to providing kids with hopeful futures and
have willingly donated their time and talent for our cause. The event each
year continues to show our loyalty to the children of Las Vegas who need our
help overcoming the many struggles they face every day." For more
information on the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation call 1-702 227-5700.


 Recap 2001  show ...

``Each year I'm amazed and delighted by the level of support that the Grand Slam for Children receives from the Las Vegas community and the entertainment industry,'' Agassi said. ``Each performer put on a great show for our audience, and I want to personally thank them all for graciously providing their time and talent to the Grand Slam for Children.

``It is satisfying to know that the money we raised tonight will directly benefit those children who require our immediate assistance.''

More than 1,900 VIPs and corporate sponsors attended the pre-concert dinner while others attended a special reception hosted by world renowned Chef Emeril Lagasse. Following the pre-event celebrations, the AACF hosted a festive live auction. The live auction featured an incredible list of items including, among others, a private tennis lesson with Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, a personal ``bride and groom's first dance'' instrumental piece by performer Kenny G and a one-on-one basketball lesson with NBA legend Charles Barkley.

On Friday, Sept. 28, the Grand Slam for Children kicked off the weekend with the unveiling of Loppo Martinez's commemorative artwork -- Waiting for the Children -- at The Four Seasons' Acacia Ballroom. A sensation in Europe and Japan, Martinez and his art will be featured among the most prestigious collections in the United States.

Specific charities benefiting from the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation fund raiser include: The Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club; Assistance League of Las Vegas' Operation School Bell; Child Haven; Cynthia Bunker Memorial Scholarship Fund; The Las Vegas Inner-City Games; Class! Publications; Las Vegas Sun Summer Camp; Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Nevada; I Have a Dream Foundation; and the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a charter school for at-risk youth which opened in West Las Vegas on Aug. 30.

SOURCE: The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation