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Tennis star to visit Paper Plus’ newest Christchurch store


21 January 2013
Media Release

Tennis star to visit Paper Plus’ newest Christchurch store


Tennis legend Andre Agassi is coming to Paper Plus Eastgate on Wednesday 23 January for a book signing of his award winning and critically acclaimed autobiography Open.

Paper Plus will be giving Agassi’s Kiwi fans the chance for a meet-and-greet and photo and is also providing three double passes for some lucky customers to attend an exclusive gala dinner banquet at the Addington Raceway & Events Centre with the sports star that night.

Lyle Hastings, Paper Plus’ Group Marketing Manager, is excited to have the star visit one of the franchises newest stores.

“With all the tennis action in Auckland recently and in Australia currently, this sport is at the front of Kiwi’s minds. We’re excited to be bringing a slice of this action to Christchurch.”

“Paper Plus is always looking for ways in which to create meaningful connections between its customers and the authors – bringing Andre to the store is testament to this goal. The new store has been running full throttle since its opening in November and we expect his visit to be no exception.”

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.

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 Eastgate from 2.30-3.30pm on Wednesday 23 January.

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