Luc Robitaille, President of the LA Kings, Honored as Keynote Speaker at YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles’ 59th Annual Good Friday Breakfast

Apr 14, 2017 8:45 PM ET
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Earlier today, AEG’s President of the LA Kings, Luc Robitaille, addressed community leaders and elected officials from every region of Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles as the keynote speaker of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles’ 59th Annual Good Friday Breakfast.

Robitaille, who learned to swim at the YMCA in Montreal, emphasized the importance of teamwork and character in developing players and staff and reiterated his excitement for the Kings’ partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles.

Through the partnership, over the next five years, the Kings will donate $1 million to the Los Angeles Chapter of the YMCA. As part of the donation, the team, with the support of Delta Airlines, will distribute 5,000 hockey sticks into the hands of local youth.

Robitaille was praised for the Kings’ work in the community since the announcement of the partnership in October 2016. Kicking off the New Year, the National Hockey League (NHL) and Los Angeles Kings unveiled state-of-the-art renovations to the Crenshaw Family YMCA as part of the 2017 NHL® All-Star Legacy Project in January. 

Renovations included a brand new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Lab featuring desks, computers, interactive floor projector video game and LA Kings-themed locker room wall; while the Youth Activity Center, Multi-Purpose Room, and Teen Resource Center also received upgrades with new amenities.