Tickets Now on Sale for Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Grand Slam for Children Benefit Concert

Phil Collins, Sarah McLachlan, Counting Crows and Others to Perform

Saturday, Oct. 7 at MGM Grand

Eleventh Anniversary Grand Slam for Children Presented by Genworth


Aug 24, 2006, 01:00 ET from Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation

    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Andre Agassi Charitable
 Foundation (AACF) has assembled another superstar line-up of entertainers
 for an unforgettable evening of music and other entertainment to benefit
 Las Vegas at-risk youth. Counting Crows, Sarah McLachlan and legendary
 rocker Phil Collins are just a few of the stars who will take the stage
 Saturday, Oct. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Grammy
 Award-winning producer, arranger and composer David Foster will return for
 his 11th year as musical director.
     For the first time, this year's concert will feature a performance by
 the winner of the "Grand Slam to Stardom" contest. The contest is open to
 residents of Clark County, Nevada who are 14 to 28 years old. The winner,
 chosen by David Foster, will open the show at the Grand Slam for Children.
     Tickets priced at $90, $70 and $50, not including applicable service
 charges and taxes, are now on sale 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 Ticketmaster at (702)
 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or
     Gamal Aziz, MGM Grand president and chief operating officer, said, "We
 look forward to a spectacular evening of music and celebration as Andre and
 his Foundation staff bring our guests the most exciting performers in the
 industry. We'd like to congratulate Andre on an extraordinary career and
 although he is retiring from tennis, we know his efforts in supporting the
 children of Las Vegas and the entire community will continue in the
     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
 85,000 fans and VIP guests have attended 10 Grand Slam events, raising
 $52.3 million for charity.
     "Year after year we are overwhelmed by the caliber of performers who
 want to be a part of the Grand Slam for Children," Agassi said. "The
 line-up for this year's 11th anniversary event promises to be fantastic.
 These performers share our desire to make the future brighter for kids.
 Together, we're committed to helping children who face considerable
 obstacles in their lives."
     Michael D. Fraizer, Genworth Financial chairman and chief executive
 officer, said, "We are excited to once again support the Grand Slam for
 Children benefit concert at MGM Grand. The work that Andre and the
 foundation provide for children is close to our heart at Genworth and makes
 this a better world for all of us."
     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; and YMCA of
 Southern Nevada.
     Since its inception in 1995, the Grand Slam for Children has been
 distinguished by its roster of cream-of-the-crop entertainers including
 Barbra Streisand, Sir Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion,
 Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Robin Williams,
 Carlos Santana, Don Henley, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Ray Romano,
 Jamie Foxx, Jay Leno, Stevie Nicks, Seal, Tim McGraw, India.Arie, Kenneth
 "Babyface" Edmonds, Dennis Miller, Brian McKnight, Tears for Fears, LeAnn
 Rimes, Josh Groban and others.
     For more information, please contact the Andre Agassi Charitable
 Foundation at 702.227.5700.
     About the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation
     The AACF, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity, was created to
 provide recreational and educational opportunities for at-risk boys and
 girls. The Foundation strives to assist those underprivileged, abused and
 abandoned children who may be deprived of basic options in life. The AACF
 also offers a combination of emotional, physical and academic programs
 designed to enhance a child's character, self-esteem and career
     About Genworth Financial
     Genworth is a leading insurance holding company, serving the lifestyle
 protection, retirement income, investment and mortgage insurance needs of
 more than 15 million customers, and has operations in 24 countries,
 including the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand,
 the United Kingdom and 17 other European countries. For more information,

SOURCE Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation