Freida joins forces with William to raise money for Agassi`s charity

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 14:55 PM IST

London: Robin Williams and Freida Pinto have raised a whopping amount in a fundraising drive for former tennis ace Andre Agassi`s charity.

Agassi`s 15th Annual Grand Slam for Children benefit gala Saturday collected over $8.5 million with the help of stars, including Williams, Pinto and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

Imdb.com reports, a live auction at the event saw six bidders pledge $100,000 to dine with Williams in San Francisco, California, while Pinto raised $75,000 by offering a trip to India.

Rocker Ulrich donated drum lessons and tour around his band`s studios, attracting a winning bid of $35,000.

The Las Vegas event, benefiting underprivileged youngsters, also featured performances from Sir Elton John, Jason Mraz and Jennifer Hudson.

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