Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles will Honor Luc Robitaille with Foundation Builder Award at 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® on September 28th

Annual Event Honors Change Makers in Building & Real Estate Industries

Los Angeles, CA – July 5, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will honor Hockey Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Kings President Luc Robitaille at its 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® to be held Thursday, September 28 at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel. Mr. Robitaille will receive the organization’s Foundation Builder Award in recognition of his significant contribution and leadership in creating intentional change in the Los Angeles community with the Kings Care and Echoes of Hope foundations.

Each year, Habitat LA honors outstanding individuals and companies that are committed to revitalizing and transforming the landscape of Los Angeles. In addition to recognizing Habitat LA’s counterparts in the building and real estate industries, this event also raises funds and awareness for the nonprofit’s Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign to help empower low-income families by building strength and stability through homeownership.

“Luc Robitaille is a true change maker and we are thrilled to honor him as our Foundation Builder this year,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA. “His commitment to serve our communities and personal involvement with Habitat LA has made a significant impact in the lives of our current and future homeowners.”

EL SEGUNDO, CA - AUGUST 19: Luc Robitaille of the Los Angeles Kings poses for his official headshot for the 2015-2016 season on August 19, 2015 at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NHLI via Getty Images)

Luc Robitaille of the Los Angeles Kings

“This is a tremendous honor for the LA Kings hockey club. As a professional athlete you are given a unique spotlight in the public and we have always believed that we should use that as an opportunity to help improve the community we all share,” said Luc Robitaille, President, Los Angeles Kings. “It is nice that we are being recognized at this special event and I look forward to receiving the award on behalf of the Kings and the Kings Care Foundation.”

The 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® Awards are:

  • The Builder of the Year award will be presented to a preeminent residential or commercial builder or developer in Los Angeles whose contributions demonstrate creativity and innovation. The 2017 Builder of the Year honoree will be announced later this month.
  • The Foundation Builder award, which will be presented to Luc Robitaille this year, is presented each year to an outstanding organization or individual that has made a transformational impact through advocacy work, a significant contribution to neighborhood investment, leadership in spearheading intentional change in communities and/or a lasting legacy of economic growth.
  • The Dream Builder award is presented to outstanding individual(s) who have distinguished themselves through a commitment to community revitalization and investment.  On June 21st, “Sugar” Ray Leonard was announced as the 2017 Dream Builder award recipient.

Past honorees include Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bernards, Quincy Jones, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Mauricio Umansky, Delta Air Lines, Bank of America and Trammell Crow Company.

For questions regarding sponsorship, please contact Helen Dosta, Director of Development at hdosta@habitatla.org or (424) 246-3653.

Since 1990, Habitat LA has built, renovated or repaired nearly 800 homes locally, helping to transform the lives of more than 4,000 Angelenos. By 2020, Habitat LA has a goal to invest $100 million into revitalizing neighborhoods and increasing access to affordable homeownership and home repair opportunities. This investment will benefit the local economy by building strong and stable homes in partnership with families, individuals, volunteers, municipalities and donors, which will bring strength and stability to local communities throughout greater Los Angeles.

2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® Committee:
Co-Chair, Raul F. Salinas, AlvaradoSmith
Co-Chair, Maria S. Salinas, ProAmerica Bank
Michele T. Blay Sedgwick
Connie Calderon, AlvaradoSmith
Terri Haack, Terranea Resort
Lisa Collins-Nash, Waste Management
Brad Cox, Trammell Crow Company
Lalo Diaz, Travers Cresa
Michael Flad, City of South Gate
Carl Jordan, U.S. Bank
John Manganiello, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michelle Meghrouni, Southern California Gas Company
Jesse Nunez, Los Angeles Dodgers
Anthony Salcido, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit dev.habitatla.org.

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Yvonne Lara
Habitat LA

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