Joseph's campaign for CityLax, Inc.

I am happy to share that I will be running in my first ultra-marathon this coming April in the 35th Marathon Des Sables, a ~160 mile race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco. In the process I am raising money to benefit Citylax, a non-profit dedicated to establishing lacrosse as a mainstream sport in New York City through partnerships with the Public School system and community based organizations. Citylax is one of the original lacrosse focused non-profits in the United States as well as the first and largest in NYC. It leverages the sport as a teaching mechanism for helping student-athletes see the value of taking charge of their education, living a healthier lifestyle, and developing life skills for successful college and career advancement. To this day they boast a 99% graduation rate and have impacted well over 10,000 student athletes!

 I have been a volunteer since Citylax's inception in 2005 where I joined my father, Coach Mat Levine (Founder), in running clinics staged at the original founding schools: A. Phillip Randolph, Frederick Douglass Academy, Lehman High School, and Columbus High School. Since then the program has spread into over 70 schools tutoring students and fielding teams at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School levels. It has been a privilege to watch both Mat and John Moser (CEO) devote their days, nights, and weekends as they work tirelessly to ensure the program continues to serve those they have made a commitment to. What is even more special is these two gentlemen, and the fleet of volunteer coaches, have the remarkable experience of seeing some the original student/athletes they mentored come back after graduating college to coach in the clinics and pass their experience forward. Having the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible program and being able to share it with my father has not only been rewarding, but also had a major hand in shaping my life as well. Simply put I am very proud to dedicate my time to Citylax.

Please join me as I support Citylax, Mat Levine, and John Moser by donating to this incredible cause that has impacted the lives of thousands of kids


Joseph Levine
New York, NY
CityLax, Inc.
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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