Robert Poëti, Canadian politician and former police officer of the Sûreté du Québec, currently representing the riding of Marguerite-Bourgeoys in the National Assembly of Quebec, confirmed to 98.5 FM that Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel promised him a donation of $10,000 for the LaSalle Youth Center. The member for Marguerite-Bourgeoys, representing the provincial government on the podium at the conclusion of the Canadian Grand Prix, would have first offered $1,000 of his personal money to Sebastian Vettel to get the cap that the champion was wearing when he received the trophy at the end of the race which took place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. When he told the German driver that he would then put his cap on the auction to raise money for a youth center, Sebastian replied that he could not sell him the cap, but that he would make a personal donation, as reported by www.985fm.ca.
The centre is completely run by volunteers and survives through donations. This organization welcomes 3-18-year-olds in the safe, healthy environment of its premises at Lefebvre park at 8600 rue Hardy. As for its Teen Club, it organizes a wide range of activities for 12-18-year-olds. Its objective is to improve the children’s quality of life by holding activities organized by and for youngsters. Over the summer months, up to 50 kids used the centre on a daily basis.