June 22, 2020
Under the terms of the Agreement, PIVOT will seek commercial and business partners for Agassi Graf Holdings including, but not limited to; name and likeness rights for Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, personal appearances, foundation-related activities and fundraising, and additional commercial and charitable duties as determined by the parties.
Ben Shapiro, founder of PIVOT says, “Since its launch in 2013, I have committed that PIVOT will not only represent top-tier athletic talent but will be part of the solution in regards to charitable and fundraising initiatives for important causes. For those reasons, I am thrilled to be working with Agassi Graf Holdings, Steve Miller, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, as they are committed to many of the same principles as us and have dedicated time, effort and finances to exceptional causes.”
“For Agassi Graf Holdings, as well as Andre and Steffi personally, it is important to be aligned not only on the commercial aspects of this business, but also with an agency that understands Andre and Steffi’s contributions to not only the Las Vegas community but also the global scope of charitable initiatives as conducted by the Foundation. We feel Ben Shapiro and PIVOT are the ideal group of people to help us succeed, not only in business, but as representatives of our desire to help communities and foster positive social change,” says Steve Miller, CEO of Agassi Graf Holdings.
Andre Agassi is an eight-time singles Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic Gold medalist in singles. He is the only male player to achieve a Career Super Slam, consisting of all four slams, a gold medal, and a year-end championship title.
Since retiring from tennis, he founded the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation which has raised over $60 million for at-risk children in Southern Nevada. In 2001, the Foundation opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, a K-12 public charter school for at-risk children.He has been married to fellow tennis player Steffi Graf since 2001.
Steffi Graf was ranked number one in the world for a record 377 weeks and won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. In 1988, she became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004, Billie Jean King called her “the greatest women’s tennis player of all time.” Between them both, Andre and Steffi have won thirty (30) Grand Slam events.
This agreement between PIVOT and Agassi Graf Holdings will initially be tied to corporate endorsements and fundraising, but the parties have agreed to potentially work together on a various unnamed projects and opportunities.