Andre Agassi is taking his winning ways off the tennis court and into your little one's lunch box — and it's all for a good cause. This week, Agassi launched Box Budd!es, a line of healthy snacks — think granola bars, milk boxes, and applesauce packets — with all proceeds going to the Andre Agassi Foundation For Education.
Though the tennis champ ruled the tennis world for much of the '90s and '00s — he's won eight Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal — it's his foundation that's earning him praise now. The Andre Agassi Foundation For Education has established a tuition-free K-12 charter school in downtown Las Vegas and supports top charter schools across the country, providing underserved kids with an education — something the athlete didn't have, having dropped out of school in ninth grade to pursue his tennis career.
And while we see plenty of celebs putting their names on products to make a quick buck, that's certainly not the case here. Similar to Paul Newman's philosophy behind Newman's Own, Agassi worked closely with V20 Foods to ensure that the line is both healthy and tasty. In fact, Jaden and Jaz, his children with fellow tennis champ Steffi Graf, served as the test subjects to make sure the products would appeal to kids.
We caught up with the tennis legend at the launch event. See why he's excited about Box Budd!es, what his favorite snack is, and why you won't find him cheering on his kids at a tennis match.