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SOPA Philadelphia receives Robert P. Levy Award as part of the 2015 Wanamaker Awards Luncheon at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia on Friday, June 12th. The award is presented to an individual or organization that has done the most to “improve the quality of life in Philadelphia through sports.” This is the 20th year in which that the Robert P. Levy Community Service Award has been presented.
Our Philadelphia program was honored along with the Taney Dragons Little League team who captivated the city with the first female, Mo’ne Davis, to ever pitch a complete game shutout at the Little League World Series. The Taney Dragons were awarded the John Wanamaker Athletic Award and Don Richardson, Director of the Philadelphia Blackhawks Athletic Club, received the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Sports Volunteer of the Year Award.
Special Olympics Philadelphia joins many other sports organization who have won this award. Other organizations who have received this award in the past include Coaches vs. Cancer, SquashSmarts, Back on My Feet, PDR Swim Team, and the Philadelphia Phillies.