Former NFL’er Eric Scoggins Sr. lost his battle to ALS in 2009. Since that time, his wife Shonta has continued to fight to fulfill Eric’s vision of highlighting the awareness and funding a cure to end ALS. In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Eric’s passing, Shonta along with Eric’s long-time friend and teammate, NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, is bringing together multiple organizations to help honor Eric by hosting the Bay Area Tackles ALS event in an effort to raise funds to develop drugs to stop ALS. These organizations joining the fight with Shonta and Ronnie include All Stars Helping Kids, Eric’s Vision, The ALS Therapy Development Institute, Corey’s Crusaders, and Osiel’s Arsenal.
On Saturday, July 27, 2019 All Stars Helping Kids in conjunction with Eric’s Vision, TDI, Corey’s Crusaders and Osiel’s Arsenal, will be hosting the 1st Annual Bay Area Tackles ALS Dinner to continue the awareness of this disease and to raise funds. The event will be held at the beautiful Blackhawk Museum in Danville (Northern California) and will include an evening of food and fun as well as a silent and live auction! We will have former and potentially current athletes in attendance along with other celebrities!