May 23, 2024

Dear cherished friends of All Stars,

Over three decades ago, All Stars Helping Kids began when a group of incredible athletes came together to give back to the community that cheered them on.

This began a journey that provided opportunities to help underserved young people reach their full potential in education, career, and mental and physical wellness.

All Stars has brought us a sense of meaning and purpose that has deeply impacted our lives individually and collectively. It has been a beacon of joy, love, compassion, hope, empathy, and a profound appreciation for our community, and for each of you.

We are in the process of sunsetting our beloved All Stars and expect to complete the wind down of operations before the end of the year. We came to this difficult decision with great care and consideration knowing that All Stars will always hold a special place in our hearts.

We will be forever filled with a humble gratitude for our partners, donors, leaders, and teams who have shown up, championed alongside us, and believed in our work.

To our nonprofit leaders, thank you for your vision, for giving your hearts, souls, and minds to our bright and promising youth. We believe in and appreciate you and all the work that you’ve done and will continue to cheer you on!

To our faithful board and staff, you have been amazing teammates with us and to our leaders. Thank you for dedicating countless hours to live out the dreams and values of All Stars in order to make our Bay Area community stronger and to extend our reach to help as many children as possible.

To our partners, donors, and supporters who stood strong with us over the years: countless lives have been forever touched and changed for the better as a result of your faithfulness, commitment, and support.

Words cannot fully express our love and appreciation for each of you. You are true All Stars!!!

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for being on our team and exhausting every moment to the fullest with us!

With deep love, faith, and gratitude,

Ronnie & Karen

Ronnie and Karen Lott
Co-Founders, All Stars Helping Kids

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All Stars Helping Kids was created in 1989 when NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott gathered his friends for dinner to benefit the local community. After raising $100,000 in one night, Ronnie and his wife, Karen, invested in several nonprofits fighting poverty in the South Bay.

Since then, All Stars Helping Kids has invested more than $30 million in grants and resources to over 600 organizations, impacting the lives of thousands of youth by providing access to education, career readiness, and health & wellness programs.

“Life is about the calling to serve, to help another human being. When you help them, that makes you a better teammate. An All Star can be anyone!”
Ronnie Lott
Founder, All Stars Helping Kids

As of May 16, 2024, we are no longer accepting any donations. If you have scheduled automatic donations, please cancel them.

Any remaining assets after winding down will be transferred to a 501(c)(3) organization per our articles of incorporation and applicable laws.

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