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Andre Agassi Foundation will hold benefit at BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament

The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education will host a benefit March 16 during the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Guests will have an opportunity to spend part of the day in a private suite with Agassi.

Agassi will host up to 15 couples in his suite during both the day and night sessions, and those who purchase the benefit package will also get a tour of the tennis center by tournament manager Charlie Pasarell.

There is a catch, however. Tickets are $10,000 per couple. Proceeds support the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas. To purchase tickets, go to

Agassi will also join an exhibition during the evening session March 12 with Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal called "Hits for Haiti" to help raise money for the earthquake-stricken nation. 

-- Diane Pucin

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