Santa Rosa Beach, FL — Andrea Jaeger, former tennis champion, hosts a podcast, Little Star Light. Jaeger named the podcast after the Little Star Foundation, the organization she leads. The podcast entertains, educates and enlightens by sharing stories of hope and courage from people across various industries, including, sports, health, arts and entertainment and business. Little Star Foundation provides long-term care and a better quality of life for children with cancer and children in hospitals, schools, orphanages and shelters.
Initial guests on the podcast included:
- Alice Walker, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of several books, including “The Color Purple,” and a social activist
- Tony Hawk, an ultimate skateboarder, and owner of the business, Birdhouse
- Ann Meyers Drysdale, an Olympian and former basketball star
- Lynda Webster, founder of the Webster Group and an event and development strategist
- Dr. Kate Lund, a clinical psychiatrist and resilience expert
- Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, a former tennis player and captain of the U.S. Fed Cup team
- Martin Khodabakhshian, 16-time Emmy-award-winning producer and filmmaker
- David Foster, a musician, producer, and composer who has won 16 Grammys
- Samina Khan, a physician assistant, front-line worker, and alumna of the Little Star Foundation
- Kurt Warner, Super Bowl MVP in 2000 and recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2008
- Along with Andrea Jaeger as host is the talented Adriana Solarova – former D1 athlete, track motorcycle rider enthusiast, art therapy program director, creative artist, and childhood cancer survivor, Karen Vazquez – Ambassador for Spanish-speaking children with cancer and California families with children with cancer.
The podcasts are available on the Little Star Light Youtube channel.
Little Star Foundation
Andrea Jaeger founded the Little Star Foundation in 1990 using her tennis winnings. Her first donor was former tennis player John McEnroe. The 501(c)(3) Foundation provides various types of assistance, including
- Financial Assistance
- Educational Scholarships
- Therapeutic Activities
- Medical Support
- Ambassador/Employment Opportunities
- Daily, Emergency and Long Term Care
- Hospice Support
About Andrea Jaeger
Andrea Jaeger began playing tennis professionally at age 14 and, by age 16, was the No. 2 ranked female player in the world. She won 10 singles titles and was a French Open and Wimbledon finalist. In her semifinal match at Wimbledon, she defeated Billie Jean King 6-1, 6-1. She and her partner Jimmy Arias won the French Open Mixed Doubles title in 1981, defeating Betty Stove and Fred McNair, becoming the youngest mixed doubles champions since John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. Andrea donated all her pro tennis earnings to help children with cancer and children in need.
Author of First Service – Following God’s Calling and Finding Life’s Purpose, since she was a child, Andrea has been passionate about helping others and enjoys a faith-filled life stemming from her personal relationship with God she has had since a child.