Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will honor Hockey Hall of Famer and LA Kings President Luc Robitaille at its 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball to be held Thursday, September 28 at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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."
Since 1990, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide.
"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," Robitaille said. "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."
Last January, the LA Kings and the Kings Care Foundation teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build houses and playhouses to donate to families in the surrounding Los Angeles area.
Video: The LA Kings partner up with Habitat for Humanity