GV Artwork + Design’s of Cleveland is honoring late Cleveland athletics speak legend and Cleveland Jewish News Sports activities Columnist Les Levine.
Levine, who began creating a column for the Cleveland Jewish Information in 2011 and the Columbus Jewish Information in 2018, died Feb. 3 at age 74 following a protracted fight with Parkinson’s ailment and diabetes. He enjoyed a 50-yr profession on television, radio and the online and in print.
“We’ve constantly been a enthusiast of Les and which is why we ended up psyched to produce anything particular for his family members and honor his individuality and legacy to Cleveland sports,” GV owner George Vlosich stated in a information release. “One of the to start with reveals I was on was ‘More Sports & Les Levine.’ I remember it being a wonderful interview and a great deal of enjoyment.
“Through the several years he has often been supportive of our talents and has seriously viewed our enterprise increase. Right before we even had a productive model and clothing firm, there have been a number of real Clevelanders via the years that have supported our character, talents and artwork and Les was one particular of all those persons.”
Proceeds from the sale of T-shirts will reward the nonprofit Greater Cleveland Sporting activities Corridor Of Fame to support create and improve youth sports activities oriented philanthropic initiatives in the course of Better Cleveland. Levine was on the hall’s board of directors, keeping the title of vice president right until his dying. He also served as host emcee for the annual induction ceremony, which now incorporates far more than 500 identified users in 30 athletics.
The T-shirt style and design is teeming with nostalgia and refined notes that collectively shell out respect to the Radio & Television Broadcasters Corridor of Fame of Ohio inductee. The shirt modernizes the caricature layout of the authentic coveted “Quickie T-Shirt” created by WHK in the 1990s in reaction to a well known radio bit that would grow to be an iconic entertaining staple on the airwaves for the gentleman identified as “The Voice of Truth & Reason In Cleveland Sporting activities.”
Like Levine’s radio and Tv shows, the shirt is also interactive, inviting the “viewer” to “Give Me A How Arrive Quickie.” The most playful element appears on the bottom with a quotation reminiscent of Levine’s standard closing line, “Of All The T-Shirts I have At any time Worn … This Is The Most New.”
His daughter, Jamie Levine Daniel, a nonprofit management professor at Indiana University Purdue College in Indianapolis, is continuing the family’s affiliation with the Bigger Cleveland Sports activities Hall of Fame by consulting with its board.
“This shirt is a superb tribute to dad’s legacy.,” she explained. “The personalised design and style displays GV’s connections to both equally Extra Sports activities & Les Levine and the community sports activities scene. We appear ahead to looking at people today carrying this shirt close to town and at house online games, recognizing that an business essential to us, and the town, is being supported along the way.”
The tribute is printed on tender 60/40 navy blue heather T-shirts. Unisex design T-shirts are accessible in dimensions smaller to 3 further significant for $25 each and every. To get a shirt, go to little bit.ly/3sNYgLx.