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The Grammy-winning, Internationally Acclaimed Los Lobos to Perform at Menlo Park Benefit Concert for Fit Kids

Posted on February 15, 2024

MENLO PARK, CA, UNITED STATES, January 23, 2024 /

Fit Kids, a Silicon Valley-based 501©3 that provides structured physical fitness activities to underserved youth, announced today that tickets are on sale for the non-profit’s landmark benefit concert featuring Grammy-award-winning Mexican-American rock band Los Lobos. The high-energy event will take place at Menlo Park’s Guild Theatre on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

“Thanks to one of our board members, we were able to connect with Los Lobos and share the mission of Fit Kids,” said Fit Kids Founder Ashley Hunter. “The band members, who hail from East Los Angeles and have spent over five decades dedicating their time on and off stage to helping others in their community, were inspired to hear that our youth programs – focused on physical activity, movement, and mindfulness – reach children in 62 locations in L.A., including 5 in East L.A., and 135 programs throughout the U.S. and Mexico.”

Los Lobos rose to international stardom with their version of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” in 1987. They will bring their chart-topping music influenced by rock, country, Tex-Mex, Zydeco, R&B, folk, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, norteños, and boleros to the Guild Theatre for this special concert.

“We are honored to be participating in the benefit for Fit Kids on Thursday, February 29th at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park. There are few things closer to our hearts than supporting early childhood development and health, and Fit Kids does an extraordinary job helping underserved kids all across North America by funding and implementing mental and physical health activities, particularly in areas where budget cuts and lack of access limit or prohibit such programs. We urge you to join us for a fun evening of music supporting this wonderful cause,” said Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.

Hunter says, “Today, in America, kids are not getting enough physical activity. Youth sports programs are increasingly expensive; P.E. programs are getting cut across the United States. And many kids don’t have neighborhoods with safe parks to play in. Fit Kids wants to close that opportunity gap and ensure all kids have access to healthy activity programs. The Los Lobos benefit concert will help to fund the Fit Kids’ mission.”