Adam Levine wins $40,000 while competing on Golf Channel's The Haney Project and donates to Teen Impact Program
by Allyson Koerner
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Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine recently won $40,000 and what did he decide to do with it? He donated it to an organization dedicated in providing support for pre-teens, teens and young adults battling or surviving cancer and blood diseases.

While he wasn’t busy making music and acting as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” Levine was participating on the Golf Channel’s “The Haney Project.” The original series focuses on four celebrities and their attempt to improve their golf skills, while under the supervision of golf instructor Hank Haney.

Whichever star succeeds, he/she wins money for the charity of their choice. Levine competed against boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, chef Mario Batali and actress Angie Everhart. The season ended in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with each competitor receiving $20,000 and whoever was named “most improved” by Haney was awarded another 20K. That lucky person was Levine.

The handsome singer donated his money to the Teen Impact Program at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, which means a lot to Levine.

“Winning The Haney Project is incredible – I really wanted that win. But it’s nothing compared to what it means to be able to do this for Teen Impact. It’s an important program that helps kids and families deal with the psychological effects of cancer,” Levine said.

He continued, “Medicine can treat them physically, but Teen Impact helps them heal emotionally. It’s humbling to know these funds will help make a difference in someone’s life.”

Levine and his fellow band members have supported Teen Impact for many years now. They have raised more than $300,000, donated guitars, music lessons, played acoustic sets and visited hospital patients.

Props to Levine and Maroon 5 for their generosity and encouragement to cancer patients.

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