Earlier this month the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a 50-year lease for a nonprofit youth center called Lulu’s Place at LAX Northside. SCG is proud to be part of the team that helped get this monumental philanthropic project across the finish line.
Lulu’s Place is inspired by the passion and generosity of Carol “Lulu” Kimmelman, a California native who passed away in 2017. A lifelong tennis player and former public school elementary teacher, Lulu believed fervently in the power of tennis and other sports to transform the lives of young people from all backgrounds.
The vision is an extraordinary nonprofit youth center that delivers low-cost and free athletic and educational programming to children at world-class facilities. Other than the Kimmelman Family Foundation, major donors to the $100+million project include: the USTA Foundation, the TGR Foundation, Cedars Sinai, Providence, the Walt Disney Company, the Rose Hills Foundation, the Karsh Family Foundation, the LA84 Foundation, and Jersey Mikes, among others.
Councilmember Traci Park, whose 11th district includes communities surrounding LAX, introduced the motion to approve the lease. “With today’s action we are creating lasting benefits and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for sports, recreation, and academic enrichment for countless generations of children, families, and residents in Westchester, the 11th district, and the entire Los Angeles region,” Councilmember Park said before urging her colleagues to vote in favor of the project.
Lulu’s Place has a goal of breaking ground later this year.