Award for Agassi's kid work

2011-02-19 11:22

New York - Andre Agassi will receive an award for his work with disadvantaged children during a tennis exhibition this month in New York.

The eight-time Grand Slam champion was selected as the recipient of the Garden of Dreams Hero Award, which was created in 2009 by Madison Square Garden in New York and the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a charity that organises events and provides services for children coping with illnesses and other problems.

Agassi has established several programmes for children in his hometown of Las Vegas, including a Boys and Girls Club and a tuition-free charter school in an at-risk neighbourhood.

Agassi will be honored on February 28 at a Madison Square Garden exhibition where he will play longtime rival Pete Sampras.