Now if this isn’t the most awesome thing ever?
On Thursday LeBron James announced his foundation will pair up with the University of Akron and will fully sponsor more than 1,000 scholarships for children currently in his I Promise program based in Akron, Ohio.
SB Nation says that James’ foundation, The Lebron James Family Foundation, has been helping kids from grades 3-7. They now want to extend support to help children beyond school, and into college if their kids meet the college entrance requirements for the University of Akron. (FYI, tuition at UA will run them about $9,500.)
He told ESPN:
“I think it’s probably one of the best things I’ve ever been apart of, this is very special to me. As a kid growing up in the inner city and as an African American kid, you don’t really think past high school because it’s not possible or your family can’t support you. For us to be able to do something like this … it means so much.”
Seems like Lebron is having a great summer. He was featured in the Amy Schumer comedy in “Trainwreck” (which was a funny movie). Also, according to GQ,
[LeBron] has partnered in a content creation deal with Warner Bros Entertainment that will put his SpringHill Entertainment banner on the studio track to generate content in TV, movies and digital. Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros, James and his SpringHill cofounder Maverick Carter are calling the arrangement unprecedented.
I love it when celebrities give back! This was me dancing for the parents who were worried shitless about having to mortgage the house again in order to afford their kid’s tuition…