Hosted each year by the LAX Coastal Chamber, the Protectors Luncheon is an afternoon of celebrating those indispensable to our society that are often overlooked. In the wake of recent natural disasters across our nation, the importance of law enforcement and service agencies has never been more prominent. From hurricanes and floodwaters to fires and evacuations, we have watched brave men and women across America rush to the aid of citizens in need. Each department has done their part to fulfill a career promise to protect and serve, and now it is our turn to respond to the call of service by honoring these heroes—by inviting them out to lunch with entertainment and prizes!
At the Protectors Luncheon, service men and women from Los Angeles Airport Police, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles Fire Department, Marina del Rey Sheriffs, and more spend their lunch hour mingling with the business owners and residents they protect each day. Conversation is encouraged and engaging, and while their uniforms might be intimidating it’s the smiles on their faces that draw you in and help build rapport. It truly is an afternoon of celebration and respect, one that would not be possible without the generosity of the LAX Coastal community.
Headline Sponsors: Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation, Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles World Airports.
Premier Sponsors: Gateway Los Angeles, HHLA, Jane St. John RE/MAX Estate Properties.
Supporting Sponsors: Cedars-Sinai, Hollywood Park Casino, KRB Flood & Fire Restoration, Marina del Rey Lessees Association, Marina Harbor Apartments & Anchorage / The Shores, Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club, Playa Vista / Brookfield Residential, SoCalGas, Southwest Airlines.
Donors: Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie, Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant, Dave & Busters, Embassy Suites LAX North, H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton, Homewood Suites LAX, HHLA, Hornblower Cruises & Events, Inn at Playa del Rey, Jamaica Bay Inn / Pacifica Hotels, Jane St. John RE/MAX Estate Properties, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel, Melody Bar & Grill, Melody Pizza, Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX, Tony P’s Dockside Grill, Truxton’s American Bistro, Westchester Watch Works, Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
Photo credit Glenn Marzano Photography