Concord, Calif. - The Ladouceur Athletic Performance Center is a reality! On Sunday, October 6, 2019, De La Salle High School held a dedication ceremony to announce the opening of the new facility.
During the ceremony, which was attended by students, alumni, faculty, staff, and benefactors to the project, long-time faculty member, coach, and former De La Salle Athletic Director, Terry Eidson, introduced Bob Ladouceur, who the facility was named after.
In his address to those in attendance, Bob Ladouceur talked about his start at De La Salle 41 years ago, and the humble beginnings of the school’s strength and conditioning program. Without a weight room on campus when he started in 1978, he converted the shower room into the school’s first weight room. In 1998, a 2,000 square-foot building was built for the weight room and existed until today.
With the opening of the Ladouceur Athletic Performance Center, De La Salle students have a beautiful 5,000-square foot facility to call home. The facility will accommodate De La Salle’s physical education weight training classes and the athletic department’s strength and conditioning program, as well as the more than 700 student-athletes on campus.
Along with the construction of the LAPC, De La Salle created the new Hall of Fame lobby to display some of its athletic history. Between the LAPC and the Tom and Norine Seeno Gymnasium, formerly known as the “breezeway”, the lobby displays plaques of the De La Salle Athletic Hall of Fame members, two video display monitors chronicling the history of the athletic program, a donor recognition wall, a new concession stand and ticket office, and a tribute to the historical 151-game football program win streak, and how “the streak” transformed the school’s athletic program.
For additional information on the project, photos and videos from the dedication ceremony, and links to a photo gallery from the construction process, visit The Perfect Effort webpage on the De La Salle website.
While the physical project is near completion, there is still approximately $700,000 needed to finalize the funding for this project, and your continued support is greatly appreciated! If you would like to get involved, or would like to visit campus and take a tour of the facility, please contact Mark Chiarucci, Vice President for Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.