Jul. 08, 2009
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LEFTOVERS: Agassi continues to serve
Andre Agassi returns to center stage of the U.S. Open next month, and he won't even have to work up a sweat or swing a tennis racket.
The Las Vegan and a few other sports figures will be honored for their charitable work on Aug. 31 during opening-night ceremonies.
The eight-time Grand Slam winner founded the Andre Agassi Foundation in 1994, the same year he won his first of two Open titles. The organization has raised nearly $75 million to provide opportunities for at-risk youth in Southern Nevada.
The Las Vegas charter school that bears Agassi's name graduated its first high school class this year.
Later this month, Agassi, 39, will compete in two matches for the Philadelphia Freedom in the World Team Tennis league.
Even in retirement, he's never far from the court....