Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Crawford Prize Awarded to Lott

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Crawford Prize Awarded to Lott

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The National Recreation Foundation (NRF) recognizes Ronnie Lott for his outstanding leadership for youth with the 2005 Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize. The award is named in honor of Robert W. Crawford, longtime commissioner of recreation in Philadelphia, Pa., former NRF executive director and an active leader in NRPA.

Lott is much more than a Hall of Fame football player who, as part of his National Football League obligation, has done a few nice things in his community. His career spanned 14 seasons from 1981 to 1995 in the NFL with three different franchises. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Since his retirement from football in 1994, giving back and helping kids has been his mantra. Away from football, Lott is different from the aggressive on-field persona that fueled his reputation. Rather, what you see is a soft-spoken man who has given of his money and his time to a variety of charities. He is one of the most respected individuals in the San Francisco Bay area and an exemplary role model.

In 1989, he founded All Stars Helping Kids, a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area. Ronnie conceptualized the organization on the core belief that it is up to all of us to make sure the next generation thrives. As president, Ronnie plays an active role in the organization, which includes numerous special appearances, fundraisers and site visits to organizations such as the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Children's Hospital. …

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