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The O'Jays To Put It Down During 2009 U.S. Open Opening Night Celebration

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Opening Night on Aug. 31 will celebrate athletes who “give back” through their foundations and other charitable efforts. Featuring two-time US Open champion Andre Agassi, soccer’s Mia Hamm and other U.S. sports stars, the special ceremony on Arthur Ashe Stadium court will be televised live on ESPN2. Agassi founded the Andre Agassi Foundation in 1994 when he was 24, the same year he won his first US Open. Since then the foundation has raised nearly $75 million to provide educational opportunities to underserved kids.

Rob Thomas will perform the national anthem at the Opening Night ceremonies, the O’Jays will take fans for a nostalgic ride on their “Love Train,” and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be on hand to welcome the world to the capital of American tennis.

Looking forward to seeing Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, and Sammy Strain throw down their brand of classic soul - can't be beaten.

Posted by Shelia

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