Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi
 

BART & CHERRY STARR   

In the seventeenth round of the NFL Draft in 1956, the Green Bay Packers drafted Bart Starr out of the University of Alabama. His playing time was limited during his first few years on the team, but the arrival of Vince Lombardi as the Packers coach in 1959, changed Bart Starr’s football career forever. Starr led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl Championships. Starr played for 15 years as quarterback and rose to become one the greatest players the NFL has ever seen.

Bart Starr married his high school sweetheart, Cherry, in May of 1954. Their love spanned more than six decades, and the couple dedicated countless hours to supporting a variety of charitable causes along with furthering the mission of the VLCF. After Vince Lombardi passed away from colon cancer in 1970, Bart and Cherry Starr graciously accepted the role of Honorary Chairpersons of the first annual Vince Lombardi Memorial Golf Classic. They tirelessly served as Honorary Chairpersons of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation for 44 years and contributed to raising more than $16 million to help fight cancer. In 2017, Bart and Cherry Starr introduced the Starr Children's Fund which is dedicated to raising funds to support pediatric cancer research and treatments.

In May 2019, Starr passed away. His legacy on and off the field will always be remembered and certainly missed. His commitment and passion for supporting cancer research will continue to drive efforts through the Starr Children’s Fund and the mission of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.  

 
 
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Bart Starr’s legacy on the football field is matched by his charitable legacy. After Vince Lombardi passed away from colon cancer in 1970, Bart and Cherry Starr graciously accepted the role of Honorary Chairpersons of the first annual Vince Lombardi Memorial Golf Classic. They tirelessly served as Honorary Chairpersons of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation for 44 years and contributed to raising more than $16 million to help fight cancer.

In 2017, Bart and Cherry Starr introduced the Starr Children's Fund which is dedicated to raising funds to support pediatric cancer research and treatments.