Exhibition match featuring two tennis legendsJim Courier receives the Longines Prize for Elegance from Andre Agassi
After a morning packed with emotion and culminating in an exhibition match featuring two tennis legends and two future tennis aces, Longines gave a charity dinner on Saturday evening in aid of the foundations run by its two ambassadors of elegance, Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf. Among the many guests at the Petit Palais, Jim Courier, Andre Agassi and Mary Pierce – all former Roland-Garros champions – as well as Pat Cash represented the world of tennis.
During the evening, Longines Ambassador of Elegance Andre Agassi presented the Longines Prize for Elegance to Jim Courier as a tribute to his work with disadvantaged children, notably through his foundation Courier’s Kids.
The key theme of the evening: elegance, which brought together A-list guests at the Petit Palais for the charity dinner organised by Longines in aid of the foundations run by its ambassadors of elegance, Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf. The dinner, which focused on the charities run by the legendary tennis couple – the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Children for Tomorrow – was attended by various celebrities, well known sportsmen and women, special guests and representatives of the world press.
During this unforgettable evening, Jim Courier, the two-time winner of Roland-Garros, was presented with the Longines Prize for Elegance by Andre Agassi. This award is a tribute to the elegance of spirit which Jim Courier has demonstrated through his foundation Courier’s Kids, a charity organisation which provides tennis training and other educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in Florida.
After the presentation of the award, Florence Ollivier-Lamarque, General Director of Swatch Group France, and Walter von Känel, President of Longines, presented Jim Courier with a cheque for $100,000 for his foundation, Courier’s Kids.