Bob Levy

Lifetime Commitment

Contributor, Youth Sports, University of Pennsylvania

Synonymous with Philadelphia sports though his enthusiastic support and of a variety of programs
Founder and organizer of the Little Quakers football team (1953)
Owner of Robert P. Levy Stables, a successful thoroughbred racing and breeding operation
Developed Bet Twice who went on to win the Belmont Stakes (1987)
Owner of Housebuster who would twice win the Eclipse Award as the American Outstanding Sprint Horse (1990, 1991)
Part owner of Smoke Glacken who would win the Eclipse Award as the American Outstanding Sprint Horse (1997)
Past chairman of the Board of the Atlantic City Racing Association
President of the Thoroughbred Racing Association (1989-91)
Named the Jockey Agents Benevolent Association’s Man of the Year (1977)
Honored as the New Jersey Horse Benevolent Protection Association’s Man of the Year (1987)
Became the Chairman of the Philadelphia Sports Congress (1995)

Under his direction, it has attracted major sporting events to the area

            •U.S. Figure Skating Championships (1999)
            •NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four (2000)
            •NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regional Finals (2001)
            •NBA All Star Game (2002)
            •U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials (2008)
Serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Pennsylvania Women’s Tennis team
University of Pennsylvania’s indoor tennis facility bears his name
Recipient of the John B. Kelly award for his contributions to extending the future of our youth through the medium of sports
First recipient of the Service to Youth Award from the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
Received the Distinguished American Award from the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame (1979)
Appointed by President Reagan to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (1985)
Named Man of the Year by the Philadelphia Police Athletic League (1988)
Honored with the Gold Football Award by the Pop Warner Little Scholars for his distinguished service to youth in community and country (1992)
Recipient of the Alumni Award of Merit form the Penn Charter Alumni Society (1977)
Recipient of the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society (2003)
Inducted into the Police Athletic League Hall of Fame (1992)
Inducted into the University of Pennsylvania Tennis Hall of Fame (1996)
Inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (2000)

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