October 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials say a weekend benefit concert raised
nearly $8 million to support tennis star Andre Agassi's public charter school in Las Vegas.
Officials say Agassi's foundation, used to support the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, also received a pledge of $7.5 million over five years from the Engelstad Family Foundation.
The Saturday concert at the Wynn Las Vegas casino featured comedian Dane Cook, rock band Daughtry and musicians Tim McGraw and Brian McKnight.
Officials say the $7.5 million gift will be used to establish a campaign to try to raise student funding in Nevada.
The K-12 school uses the concert funds for its operating budget. The school has roughly 600 students and graduated its first high school seniors earlier this year.