Thursday, July 28, 2005

Agassi To Host Grand Slam For Children

LAS VEGAS - The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation (AACF) has assembled entertainers to benefit Las Vegas at-risk youth. Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Duran Duran, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Lopez, and others will perform Saturday, Oct. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Grammy Award-winning producer, arranger and composer David Foster will return for his tenth year as musical director.

Tickets priced at $150 and $100 not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Friday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. (PST) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office. Tickets also will be sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (Tower Records/WOW!, select Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Robinsons-May stores and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call MGM Grand Reservations at 800-929-1111/702-891-7777 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

"Andre and the entire Agassi Foundation consistently provide a tremendous amount of support to the children of Las Vegas and the community," said Gamal Aziz, MGM Grand president and chief operating officer, "We look forward to hosting the Tenth Anniversary Grand Slam for Children benefit concert and anticipate a spectacular evening for our guests."

The Grand Slam for Children concert fundraiser, presented by Genworth Financial, benefits the AACF, a nonprofit organization established in 1994 to assist at-risk youth in Las Vegas, where Agassi was raised. More than 68,000 guests have attended nine Grand Slam events, raising more than $42 million for charity.

Specific charities benefiting from the AACF fundraiser include the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a model charter school in West Las Vegas; Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club; Assistance League of Las Vegas' Operation School Bell; Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Nevada; Child Haven; Class! Publications; Cynthia Bunker and Joy McClenahan Memorial Scholarship Fund; I Have A Dream Foundation; Las Vegas Inner-City Games; Las Vegas Philharmonic's Youth Concert Series; Las Vegas Sun Summer Camp; YMCA of Southern Nevada.

For more information, please contact the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation at 702.227.5700.

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