THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

ROBERT P. LEVY

Honored: 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Levy, chairman of DRT Industries, Inc., and successful chair of the Philadelphia Sports Congress, is a name synonymous with sports in the City of Independence.  An elected member of the University of Pennsylvania Tennis Hall of Fame, he chaired the U.S. tennis teams at the World Maccabiah Games in 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989, and was honorary chair of the 1993 team.

The Robert P. Levy Stable is a highly successful thoroughbred racing and breeding venture that includes four Eclipse Awards and a Belmont Stakes champion.  Levy chairs the Board of the Atlantic City Racing Association, and is a long time director of the Thoroughbred Racing Association.

In 1953, Levy founded and organized the Little Quakers football team, an age and weight group of young Philadelphia All Stars that, to this day, maintain a reputation as one of the finest boys teams in America. 

His many honors include recognition by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, and he is recipient of the John B. Kelly Award for “unselfishly contributing directly to extending the future of our youth through the medium of sports

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually, honoring those individuals who have made significant contributions to the State of Israel and society through sports.

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