Jennifer Hudson and Jason Mraz Join a Star-Studded Roster for the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education's 15th Grand Slam for Children Benefit Concert
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 5 -- The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education today announced that talented artists Jason Mraz, the Canadian Tenors and Jennifer Hudson have been added to the line-up for the 15th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert, joining Elton John and Rob Thomas. The annual event supports the Foundation's efforts to transform education through its signature project, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy (Agassi Prep), a K-12 public charter school in Las Vegasthat strives to provide children with a first-class education. Hosted by tennis legend and philanthropist Andre Agassi and presented by Genworth Financial, the 2010 Grand Slam for Children will take place Saturday, Oct. 9 at Wynn Las Vegas.
"We are honored that these international sensations are performing for this special 15th concert," said Andre Agassi. "The support received through the Foundation and from these renowned artists ultimately helps us make a difference in the lives of Agassi Prep students."
The Foundation is positively impacting students in Las Vegas and has broader implications for education nationwide. Since 1995, the Grand Slam has raised nearly $85 million.
The evening will include a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live auction and benefit concert. Sponsorships for the Grand Slam are still available starting at Gold $17,500, as well as individual seats.
About the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
The Andre Agassi Foundation seeks to transform public education in two ways. Through its signature project, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, the Foundation works to provide underserved children in Las Vegas with a first-class K-12 education to prepare them for excellence in college and beyond. Through state and national advocacy, the Foundation strives to increase investment in, and accountability for, public schools. To support the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education or to obtain additional information, please visit www.agassifoundation.org.
About Genworth Financial
Genworth Financial, Inc. is a leading financial security company meeting the retirement, longevity and lifestyle protection, investment and mortgage insurance needs of more than 15 million customers. It has a presence in more than 25 countries. For more information, visit www.genworth.com.
SOURCE The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education