LeBron James surprises students at his 'I Promise School' with $1 million for new gym
LeBron James surprised students at his I PROMISE school in Akron with $1 million for a brand new gym.
Posted at 7:42 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated2019-05-10 10:44:11-04
AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James surprised students at his I Promise School in Akron with $1 million grant from the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation for a brand new gym for after school sports and PE activities.
Students gathered in the gym of James' alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. They had no idea James was behind the curtain to reveal the big announcement.
“To my kids, this is more than a gym. The Dick's Sports Matter program is helping us provide even more opportunities. An opportunity to play and learn in a safe place that many don’t have access to," James said. "I can’t imagine where my friends and I would be if it weren’t for the coaches and teachers who cared about us and the opportunities we had."
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