Sunday, September 30, 2007

Andre Agassi tells Bill Clinton what’s better than Tennis

In his new book entitled Giving, President Bill Clinton writes of his visit to the Andre Agassi College Preparatory, an academy that helps Las Vegas kids at risk, with their education.

When Clinton asked Agassi how creating the school compared with winning a tennis tournament, the former world champ said:

“Tennis was a stepping-stone for me. It gave me the chance to do this. Changing a child’s life is what I always wanted to do. Winning a tennis tournament doesn’t compare to the anticipation of what these kids will do with their lives.”

Source: Bill Clinton, Giving: How Each of us can Change the World (Great Britain: Hutchinson, 2007), 75.

A full review of this book, entitled ‘Jon Stewart & Clinton Talk about Bill’s New Book’, can be found at my site:

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Image: One of the first buildings established as part of the Andre Agassi College Preparatory.