LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 26, 2022 / Andrea Jaeger, former World No. 2 in tennis and runner-up at the French Open in 1982 and Wimbledon in 1983, has been a pioneer not only in the world of tennis but also off the court. She used her success in her pro career to start the Little Star Foundation. Now, the foundation is turning 37 years old, and Jaeger and her team are reflecting on the tremendous, positive impact it has had on numerous families all over the world.
Little Star Foundation Focuses on Helping Children in Need
For close to 37 years now, the Little Star Foundation has focused on helping children who have been diagnosed with cancer. While Andrea Jaeger enjoyed a tremendously successful pro career, she took her tennis earnings and used them to fuel a new passion: helping children, families, and communities in need.
Throughout the years, numerous children and their families have benefited from Jaeger and the Little Star Foundation's support. Nelson Mandela, a global social service icon, even came to the headquarters of the Little Star Foundation to congratulate the foundation on its award-winning work and the lifetime commitment it has made to helping children. Andrea Jaeger continues to compete with legends and champions in tennis events all over the world and consistently donates all of her earnings from these appearances to the Little Star Foundation making sure the foundation has the resources it needs to carry out its tremendously important mission. Furthermore, she uses her platform to encourage her fans, supporters, and other pros to support the cause as well. Other foundations and companies have helped the Little Star Foundation expand its mission over the years and the hope is more to step in to help continue longevity.
The Little Star Foundation Remains Open Throughout the Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has had an adverse impact on individuals, families, and small businesses of all backgrounds, including the Little Star Foundation; however, despite the impacts of the COVID pandemic, the foundation continued to remain open. Some of the programs that the Little Star Foundation provides include financial assistance, access to therapy programs, educational programs, employment opportunities, and outreach programs. All programs are provided for individuals and families free of charge. While the Little Star Foundation, like other nonprofit programs, had its challenges during the pandemic, the foundation was able to stick to its mission of providing all of its services without charging families.
A Long Legacy of Social Service
With the Little Star Foundation closing in on its 37th birthday, it is clear that it has set a shining example for others, including professional athletes, of how they can use their resources to make a positive impact on society. Andrea Jaeger and the Little Star Foundation have been invited to the White House by three separate administrations to be recognized for their work, and Jaeger has been the recipient of the Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award in recognition of her service to others. Jaeger has consistently remained humble, referring all praise to the Little Star Foundation and the work of her team members. It will be exciting to see what the foundation does next.
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