The SmileForJosh Foundation’s mission is to transform the lives of inner-city youth with community events, athletics, and mentorships as well as raise awareness of cardiac health risk in high school student-athletes through education and advocacy. We are a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in honor of Joshua Christian Level.

Established in 2017

Goal:  $5000

Donated 36%
The S4J Scholarship Fund

The SmileForJosh Scholarship Fund rewards students attending Guilford County Schools. The Scholarship Fund honors Josh Level, a high level student-athlete who passed far too soon.

Goal:  $10000

Donated 6%
The 2020 Josh Level Classic

In May 2020, we want to take the Josh Level Classic to new heights! Let’s keep the tradition alive and make this year’s Classic the best one yet!

Goal: $5000

Donated 4%
The Smile. Documentary Premiere

Details coming soon!


Our headline event…

Now in our 7th year, the JLC has been our Foundation’s marquee event to date. Since its inception in 2014, the event has been growing in popularity and recognition. To date, we have had 12 NBA Players participate in the event, and 95 Division-I student athletes overall.

The Josh Level Classic is a National Charity Showcase Event featuring some of the nation’s top high school basketball players annually. North Carolina has garnered the title of the “HoopState” the past several years as the grassroots scene is loaded with talent. The Josh Level Classic brings in all of the top players from the state and beyond to compete, as well as honor someone who was once in their shoes.This annual event brings together the community and has more than 1000 fans come to Greensboro, NC to watch each year.


“The Smile For Josh Foundation is a way for everyone in the community to actively give back and help make a brighter future for the youth. I made a promise to Josh that I would keep his legacy alive through helping the community we grew up in. We want to ensure that the children in our communities are given opportunities to succeed and reach their full potential We were always told we were going to be the generation that changes the world – Let’s Start Today!”

Our Past Events
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Sep 2018
Sep 2018

SmileForJosh x P.O.E. Community Day and Back to School Drive

In August 2019, we partnered with an organization called P.O.E. to provide a Community Day and back to school drive for the youth in Greensboro. P.O.E. is led by former standout Division One athletes Sam Hunt and Diante Baldwin who were also former teammates of Josh. Additionally, we partnered with local barbershop Kingdom Cuts, where all students who showed up on Saturday received a free haircut, so that they could go back to school feeling confident as ever. Outside of the shop was a bounce house, music and food where all could come and enjoy the last Saturday of the summer. Together, we provided over 100 bookbags stuffed with school supplies, as well as two large containers full of miscellaneous supplies. Supplies were distributed to those who attended our event and the leftovers were dispersed throughout select schools in Guilford County.
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Level Up Basketball Camp

We partnered with the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club to put on a free basketball clinic for all of the students and kids at the club. Some of our JLC alumni came back to help coach and instruct the kids on drills. There were four stations working on skills such as shooting, ballhandling, and team play. Afterwards, there was a pizza party and hang out session!
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Aug 2018
Aug 2018

Giving Back

The SmileForJosh Foundation partnered with the Triad Basketball Academy to sponsor a Christmas Giveaway for the youth of the inner-city of Greensboro, NC.
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Jul 2018
Jul 2018


In partnering with some young NBA talent such as Bam Adebayo, Harry Giles, and Theo Pinson (all Josh Level Classic alums), we have been able to take some inner-city youth to several NBA games to check out some of their favorite basketball superstars.

Providing opportunities and experiences for the youth to build character and leadership skills.

STUDENT ATHLete cardiac health risk awareness

Often overlooked and under-stressed, cardiac health issues are the #1 cause of death on school campuses.

COMmunity events and development

Bringing together the community through self-empowering and inclusive events.

Our Team
Jake Honeycutt
Reggie Perkins
Vice President
Kanayo Obi-Rapu
Christian Hairston
Executive Board Member
Joseph Level
Executive Board Member
Our Partners