For One Night Only, Famed Tennis Sensation and Philanthropist Andre Agassi to 'Open' Up About Life, Career, Best-Selling Book and More

Sports journalist Rick Reilly to moderate 'A Special Evening with Andre Agassi'

Jun 24, 2010, 09:00 ET from TC Entertainment

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- TC Entertainment and The Event Group announce "A Special Evening with Andre Agassi," a once in a lifetime public event to be held on Thursday, September 2 in New York City at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) at 8 p.m. Agassi's appearance will coincide with this year's US Open to allow tennis fans the opportunity to have an intimate night with the star. Hosted by legendary sports journalist Rick Reilly, the evening's format will be a combination of interview, real-time talk show, tribute and roast followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

After turning pro at the age of 16, tennis prodigy Andre Agassi rose to international fame, earning 60 men's singles titles, including eight Grand Slam singles championships, over a 20-year career.  A former World No. 1 player, Agassi is the only male player ever to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal.  He was also a member of three winning Davis Cup teams (1990, 1992 and 1995). In addition, Agassi has been referred to as the greatest service returner in the history of the sport of tennis.  Although he has stood out more for his charisma and bold fashion statements, Agassi has helped bring attention and popularity to the sport of tennis.  Agassi is also the founder of the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education that has raised more than $70 million dollars for at-risk children living in Southern Nevada. He recently published his critically acclaimed autobiography Open: An Autobiography, a soul-bearing story of his success, struggles and relationship with the game of tennis that made him a superstar. Signed copies of the trade paperback edition of Andre Agassi's book Open will be available at the event or on line through www.ticketmaster.com with the purchase of any ticket. This inimitable evening will be moderated by noted sports journalist and commentator Rick Reilly, who was voted National Sportswriter of the Year 11 times. He is the back-page columnist for ESPN The Magazine, a front-page columnist for ESPN.com and an essayist for ESPN "SportsCenter."

Tickets for this unique event are priced at $95 and $150. There are a limited number of VIP packages priced at $250 that include a private, pre-show meet and greet and cocktail party with Andre Agassi and Rick Reilly. A 10 % discount on all ticket levels will be offered to current USTA members through a special pre-sale only. Tickets go on sale July 7, 2010 at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information on this event, log on to http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/.  

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