Stars rally for special kids, raised $122,000

Stars rally for special kids, raised $122,000
Before taking the court last night, Andre Agassi took time out to meet three kids from the Rainbow Centre, the charity beneficiary of Swiss watchmaker Longines. Ana Ivanovic with five-year-old Charlotte Langhoff, who presented her with flowers at the Rally for Hope.

SINGAPORE - Former world No. 1 Andre Agassi and Serbia's world No. 5 Ana Ivanovic played their part for children with special needs yesterday at the Rally for Hope in aid of the Rainbow Centre.

Frenchman Gael Monfils, the world No. 18, was also present at the event, co-sponsored by DBS and Winchester Tennis Academy.

Donors who pledged a minimum of $100 were given the chance to rally with the stars, who are in town for the International Premier Tennis League.

More than $122,000 was raised, including a $25,000 donation from DBS.

Said Agassi, who plays for the DBS Singapore Slammers: "This tour (the IPTL) is doing a lot of good stuff for communities and charities with organisations that make a difference. I respect it and want to give my time to it.

"It's amazing how some things transcend cultures and cultural barriers."

This article was first published on December 4, 2014.
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