Archive for September 2nd, 2007

The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation and The 12th Annual Grand Slam for Children

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

There’s just no question about it, Andre Agassi is one of our most famous and socially conscious Las Vegas celebrity residents. Despite his world-wide fame, Andre has always concentrated tremendous philanthropic efforts on the local community in which he was born and raised. The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation was founded in 1994 with the goal of providing recreational and educational opportunities for at-risk children all across Southern Nevada. While the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy may be the most visible component of the Foundation’s efforts, the charity has supported more than 20 organizations and raised upwards of $60 million over the past 13 years. Children’s lives are being enhanced and expanded every day by the efforts of this incredibly dedicated charitable organization.

Every October, the much anticipated Grand Slam for Children (which benefits the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation) takes the stage at the MGM Grand Las Vegas for a star-studded night of fund-raising, red carpets and A-list celebrity guests. Featured performers for this year’s 12th annual Grand Slam event include Tony Bennett, Kelly Clarkson, Matchbox Twenty, Carlos Santana, George Wallace and a special performance by Jerry Seinfeld. A red carpet ceremony will be open to the public prior to the show (from 6 to 6:30 p.m.) on the east side of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tickets for the 12th Annual Grand Slam for Children just went on sale last Friday (August 31st) at the MGM Grand box office and all Ticketmaster locations. This is truly one of the most spectacular “event nights” in Las Vegas all year, which is really saying something in this town. MS Las Vegas Real Estate will be in attendance and we’re hoping to get some great red carpet pictures!