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 www.mgmgrand.com 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
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