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Agassi to be inducted into NV sports hall Friday

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2013 Inductees (from left): Chris Powell, Larry Keever (father of Stephanie Louden), Dana White and Pat Christenson. (SNV Sports Hall of Fame) 2013 Inductees (from left): Chris Powell, Larry Keever (father of Stephanie Louden), Dana White and Pat Christenson. (SNV Sports Hall of Fame)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Grand Slam tennis champ Andre Agassi and UFC co-owner Dana White are slated to headline the induction of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame class of 2013 on Friday.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Orleans Arena. Tickets to the ceremony are available at www.sportshalloffame.net.

In March, hall chairman Jeff Motley introduced the 2013 class that included Agassi and White, as well as former basketball coach Bill Bobier, events producer Pat Christenson, golfer Stephanie Louden and Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell.

Motley credited each inductee for their contributions in promoting the success of athletics in southern Nevada.

For example, with Christenson, Motley cited his work as the producer of many sporting events, namely those at Thomas and Mack Center and Sam Boyd Stadium, during his more than 30-year career.

Agassi, of course, parlayed his success on the tennis court to help various education programs in Las Vegas with his Andre Agassi Foundation for Education.

White became the executive face of Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship, which has been touted as the fastest-growing sports organization in history, according to the hall.

As of this year's class, the non-profit Sports Hall of Fame there will be a total of 79 members.

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