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Excel Like 12 - 3rd Annual Benefit

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Samuel Joseph Levine was a beautiful soul who will be remembered for his charisma, big heart and ability to make people smile. He was a man of character who saw the good in every person he encountered and was a leader by example. Sams compassion, loyalty and dedication made him contagious to be around and allowed him to accomplish many achievements in his 22 years of life. If you knew Sam, you knew he was a devoted sports fan and had a life long romance with the game of basketball. Basketball was the platform that allowed Sam to showcase the amazing human being he was, where he thrived through the opportunity to be a part of something greater than himself. 

As the holiday season approaches, we are happy to announce the launch of the 3rd Annual Excel Like 12 event. This organization allows us to carry on the legacy of our family member and friend, Samuel J. Levine.  The event will again be held at Sam’s alma matter, University of Southern California, providing a full day of activities, gifts and motivational encouragement for less fortunate kids that live locally within the surrounding area.

To date, we have hosted over 330 children, accompanied by their respective family members, and provided to all who attended an Excel Like 12 apparel, free admission to a USC Men's basketball game at the Galen Center, and a brand new Wilson basketball. We were touched to find out, that for many of the kids who attended, the basketballs we provided were the first they had ever owned. What a true honor to Sam given his love for the sport his whole life! 

The event could not have been made possible without the hundreds of Facebook shares & donations received from all of you. We truly cannot say THANK YOU enough! 

This year, we are continuing our partnership with the USC Outreach Program to bring more smiles and hope to kids during the holiday season. Thanks to our partnership and your donations, this years event will be a greater success by providing a higher turnout of 200+ kids with:

- A brand new Wilson basketball with the Excel Like 12 logo imprinted on each ball 

- Excel Like 12 T-shirt's and bracelets 

- Free admission to USC's men's basketball game vs Troy on Saturday December 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

- Pizza, beverages and snacks at the game

- A Meet & Greet with some of USC's top student athletes and coaches 

Our mission with Excel Like 12 is to honor Sam by inspiring kids to excel in all aspects of life; school, sports, family, friendship and in their communities through positive reinforcements and experiences. 

Donations are starting at a $12 minimum, in honor of Sam's basketball number. Every donation helps and we hope to raise enough money to give every kid a basketball at this event. All of us have the ability to Excel Like Twelve!

**USC Athletics has offered complimentary tickets to anyone who wishes to join us at the USC basketball game for the Excel Like 12 event on December 17th. 

Please contact us via email at [email redacted] before December 1st with the # of tickets you would like us to reserve. We would love for all of you to join us and see first hand the smiles on all of the kids faces!


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    • $25 
    • 5 yrs


Ryan J. Levine
Los Angeles, CA

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