Chester Pitts was raised in Carson California. He attended the California Academy of Mathematics and Science. Chester then attended San Diego State University and earned a degree in Public Administration. While attending San Diego State, Chester tried out and walked on to the football team the spring semester of his freshman year. His hard work eventually paid off which allowed him a starting spot his last two years on the team.
In 2002 he was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round. During his time with the Texans he started every game he ever played with the franchise. He was the first player in the team’s history to accomplish this. After eight amazing seasons with the Texans, Chester was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks for the 2010 season.
Over the years Chester has actively demonstrated his leadership role in several organizations that assist youth, including, the Texas Children’s Hospital, the Shriners Hospitals for Children and the YMCA of Greater Houston. Chester has served as a major key-player for the Houston community and puts his heart into every step in creating a brighter future for these children. To further his passion for helping others in his community, The Chester Pitts Charitable Foundation was created.
Chester is an Executive Consultant at ZT Wealth, a radio and television Sports Analyst and a Houston Texans Ambassador. He also serves on the boards of Houston Crime Stoppers, Altus Foundation and the Houston Symphony.
LaToya Pitts, Co-founder of the Chester Pitts Charitable Foundation and business manager of CP2 Investments, LP, was born in Fort Wayne Indiana but raised in San Bernardino California. She graduated from Cajon High School and then went on to earn a degree in Psychology from San Diego State University.
In 2002, LaToya moved to Houston Texas with her college sweetheart Chester Pitts. Once Chester retired from playing professional football, the two of them wanted to give back to their community by creating a foundation that catered to exposing children to fine arts and culture. LaToya believes that having children in art programs will help them immensely in all academic areas and also the children will have a deeper understanding of the world’s culture.