Elliott Yamin, Tennis Stars Team Up For Charity

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It's always nice to see American Idol stars giving back. Season 5 finalist Elliott Yamin will join tennis legend Andre Agassi and other stars at the Genworth Children's Advantage Classic on December 8, 2006.

For a Good Cause
Agassi's wife, Steffi Graf, will be on hand, along with stars James Blake and Lindsay Davenport. For his part, Elliott Yamin will perform a few songs in between the scheduled mixed doubles and men’s singles tennis matches.

Nine charities in the Richmond, Va., area (Yamin's home city) will receive $473,000 in grants in anticipation of a sold out event.

Those charities include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Comfort Zone Camp, Friends Association for Children, Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion, Science Museum of Virginia Career Ladder Program, Stop Child Abuse Now, William Byrd Community House, and the local YMCA.

Any money raised above the $473,000 announced commitment will be divided equally among the nine beneficiary charities.

The Genworth Children’s Advantage Classic will take place at the Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tickets for the event are available through the VCU box office and all TicketMaster outlets. Ticket prices range from $35-$125.

Visit Genworth on the web for more information.

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