Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles will Honor “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Luc Robitaille and Morley Builders for their Commitment to Revitalizing and Transforming the Landscape of Los Angeles

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® on September 28

Los Angeles, CA — September 11, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will honor “Sugar”

Morley Builders, Habitat LA's 2017 Builder of the Year

Morley Builders, Habitat LA’s 2017 Builder of the Year

Ray Leonard, Luc Robitaille and Morley Builders at its 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® to be held on Thursday, September 28 at the historic Beverly Hilton. This annual event celebrates outstanding individuals and companies that share Habitat LA’s commitment to revitalizing and transforming the landscape of Los Angeles. In addition to recognizing Habitat LA’s counterparts in the building, real estate and other related 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.

The 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® is made possible by the generous support of sponsors including: City National Bank, Edison International, EY, Hollywood Sierra Kitchens, La Cienega Design Quarter, Los Angeles Magazine, the Lelia Fund, Proskauer, Southern California Gas Company, Zurich and many more.

The evening’s honorees will be recognized for their continued dedication to improving Los Angeles. The 2017 honorees are:

  • “Sugar” Ray Leonard, who will receive the Dream Builder Award in recognition of his commitment to helping those in need both as an individual and through the vast efforts of the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.
  • Morley Builders, one of the preeminent leaders in the construction industry, will receive the Builder of the Year Award for their commitment to building holistic communities that incorporate innovative, high-quality residential and affordable housing developments and commercial projects.
  • Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings President, who will receive the 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.

Featured at the Los Angeles Builders Ball® will be a VIP reception, followed by dinner, a live fund-a-need and special musical performance by Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling R&B group, En Vogue.

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.

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 Salinas, AlvaradoSmith
Co-Chair, Maria Salinas, ProAmerica Bank
Michele Blay, Sedgwick LLP
Connie Calderon, AlvaradoSmith
Linda Evans, Xerox Corporation
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
Araceli Villegas, Ringstar Sports

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

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 habitatla.org.

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Yvonne Lara
Habitat LA

Angela Moore
Starfish P.R.