Duran Duran to Perform at 10th Anniversary Grand Slam for Children

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Tickets for Andre Agassi's Tenth Grand Slam for Children Go on Sale Friday, July 29

Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Duran Duran, Earth, Wind & Fire and George Lopez, to Perform Saturday, October 1
Tenth Anniversary Grand Slam for Children Presented by Genworth Financial

LAS VEGAS, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation (AACF) has assembled another superstar line-up of entertainers for an unforgettable evening of music and laughter to benefit Las Vegas at-risk youth. Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Duran Duran, Earth, Wind & Fire and George Lopez are just a few of the stars who will take the stage 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.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

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

A limited number of sponsor tables are currently available at the Diamond ($75,000), Platinum ($35,000) and Gold ($15,000) levels.

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.

"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 tenth anniversary event promises to be fantastic. These performers share our desire to make the future brighter for kids and to continue our commitment to the children of Las Vegas who need our help in overcoming the many obstacles they face in their everyday lives."

Michael D. Fraizer, Genworth Financial chairman and chief executive officer said, "We are excited to be part of the Tenth 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; 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 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 possibilities.

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 22 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K. and more than a dozen other European countries. For more information, visit www.genworth.com.

Source: Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation