For the last seven years, Lou Levine of Acton, Massachusetts, has helped his community as a youth basketball referee.
He has worked more than 1,600 games during that time – and has gotten paid for his time and effort. But, amazingly, he has donated each and every game check that he’s earned to the American Cancer Society – which has added up to more than $100,000.
Not only that, he’s also raised another $500,000 for the charity with other efforts, including getting people to sponsor every game he officiates and selling thousands of pink whistles to referees all around the Northeast.
Lou believes that referees have a special leadership role that extends beyond sports – and is demonstrating that belief with every fundraising effort he attempts.