Tennis legend Andre Agassi will be at Paper Plus Newmarket on Thursday for a book signing of his award winning and critically acclaimed autobiography Open.
Agassi's Kiwi fans will get the chance for a meet-and-greet and photo and some lucky customers will get tickets to attend an exclusive gala dinner banquet at the Langham Hotel with the sports star that night.
Lyle Hastings Paper Plus' Group Marketing Manager, is excited to have the star visit one of the franchises stores.
"Andre Agassi's visit follows several weeks of tennis action here in Auckland, providing a nice synergy for Auckland tennis enthusiasts. With the game front of mind for so many people, it's the perfect time to meet the tennis great and enjoy his autobiography."
The gala dinner, sponsored by the Mad Butcher and in association with Paper Plus, is the key reason Andre is visiting the country and the book signing is part of this.The evening event will include a three course dinner accompanied with matching fine wines, remarks by Agassi, a moderated and live audience interactive question and answer session and live music.
As well as the opportunity to win tickets, guests are able to purchase tickets for a table of ten or individual seats, with full details available at www.ducoevents.co.nz.
Agassi's book Open reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list and it won the Autobiography category of the 2010 British Sports Book Awards.
Agassi turned pro at the tender age of 16 and was the first men's singles player to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. Over his 20 year career he won 869 matches and earned 60 men's singles titles.
The book has been described as a gripping read, written passionately about the rollercoaster ride of his career. Filled with emotion, Open is a confessional account, touching on everything from his hate for the game, and his use of methamphetamine in 2007.
To be in to win tickets to attend the exclusive gala dinner banquet with Andre Agassi sponsored by the Mad Butcher and in association with Paper Plus, and to get your copy signed, visit Paper Plus Newmarket from 11-11.45am on Thursday 24 January.