Robert Hunn receives Jerry Laroque Award
Attorney Robert N. Hunn was honored by Legacy Youth Tennis and Education (LYTE) with the Jerome A. Laroque Award, which is presented to the “individual who most embodies Laroque’s love of tennis and vision of helping youth through the game.”
Mr. Hunn, who served as a Vice Chairman of LYTE Board of Directors for many years and currently is the organization’s legal counsel, was instrumental in guiding the organization’s mission to serve at-risk children throughout Greater Philadelphia with tennis, education, civic lessons and leadership development.
“I’m very humbled to receive this award and recognition. I’ve gotten more out of being part of the organization than I think I’ve given. To be able to see children go through our programs and become responsible teenagers and adults gives me so much satisfaction. It has been a privilege to be part of LYTE,” Hunn said.
Jerry Laroque, for whom the award is named, was a board member and former president of the Philadelphia Tennis Patrons, a forerunner of LYTE; president of the Philadelphia Youth Tennis Association from 1982-84; and an active proponent of wheelchair tennis.
Legacy Youth Tennis and Education is a national model for innovative youth tennis, leadership development, and educational enrichment programs. Providing new opportunities to an at-risk and diverse population, LYTE delivers first-class tennis instruction, fitness, equipment, tutoring, and life skills to young people ages 4 to 18, the majority of whom come from underserved communities. The Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center, 4842 Ridge Ave. in East Falls, is dedicated to serving young people, the only Center of its type in the country. In addition to its programs at the 16-court Center, programs are held in over 45 schools and recreation centers in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ.