Oprah's Big Give: Preview of Episode 3
Oprah's Big Give: Preview of Episode 3
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Last week on Oprah's Big Give, nine contestants were dropped in the middle of Denver for the “Fast and Furious” challenge.  Oprah Winfrey gave them a 48-hour challenge that requires them to give away bundles of cash in the most creative and dramatic ways.  In the middle of the challenge, they're given a big, surprise twist.

Oprah's Big Give continues tonight where the eight remaining contestants land in Houston.  Read on for a preview.

Episode 3 follows the remaining contestants in Houston where more than 1,000 children are depending on them to make big dreams come true.  On the other hand, the pressure causes tension to flare between the contestants.

Making a surprise guest appearance on tonight's episode are Andre Agassi and Tony Hawk. Agassi is known as a former World No. 1 professional American tennis player who won eight Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles.  He is one of only five male players to have won all four Grand Slam singles events during his career.

Because of sciatica caused by two bulging discs in his back and a bone spur that interferes with the nerve, Agassi retired from professional tennis in 2006, after losing in the third round of the U.S. Open.  Since then, he has focused his attention to benevolent acts and has established the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, which has raised over $60 million for at-risk children in Southern Nevada.

As for Hawk, he is a professional skateboarder and arguably considered as the most influential skater in modern vertical skateboarding.  He is credited with the invention of many aerial skateboard tricks including the Stalefish, Madonna, and McHawk, and over others, but is most famous for being the first recorded skater to land the 900 (two and a half rotations—900°—in the air before landing back on the pipe) during the televised X Games in 1999, for which he received an enormous amount of attention.

In 2002, Hawk created the Tony Hawk Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist low-income communities in the creation of well-designed skateboard parks.  In four years, the Foundation gave away over a million dollars in grants and assistance.

Catch Hawk and Agassi tonight on Oprah's Big Give at 9/8c on ABC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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