• LeBron James Donates $41 Million.

     

    LeBron James Donates $41 Million To Send 1,100 Kids To College.

     

    NBA superstar LeBron James has become the world’s sixth most charitable athlete after giving back to the community that raised him with a very generous donation. James’ efforts will provide a guaranteed four-year university scholarship for 1,100 Ohio kids.

     

    LeBron James didn’t have the easiest childhood growing up in Akron, Ohio, but he was given an opportunity when his mother allowed him to live with the family of Frank Walker, a local youth football coach. It was through Walker that James learned his love and talent of basketball.

     

    LeBron James Donates $41 Million.

    Looking to give back to his community, LeBron James donated $41.8 million to help students in his ‘I Promise’ program have the chance to go to college for free. James partnered with University of Akron to create a scholarship that will cover tuition and the university’s general service fee — currently $9,500 per year.

     

    James announced the program while hosting an event for students back in July at Cedar Point Amusement Park. ‘It’s the reason I do what I do,’ said the Cleveland Cavaliers star. ‘These students have big dreams, and I’m happy to do everything I can to help them get there.’

     

    Looking to give back to his community, LeBron James donated $41.8 million to help students in his ‘I Promise’ program have the chance to go to college for free. James partnered with University of Akron to create a scholarship that will cover tuition and the university’s general service fee — currently $9,500 per year.

     

    James announced the program while hosting an event for students back in July at Cedar Point Amusement Park. ‘It’s the reason I do what I do,’ said the Cleveland Cavaliers star. ‘These students have big dreams, and I’m happy to do everything I can to help them get there.’

     

    LeBron James Donates $41 Million.

    The criteria to qualify for the scholarship is still in the works, but will likely be limited to students graduating high school within Akron’s public school system who achieve standard testing requirements. It’s also likely that students applying for the scholarship will have to fulfill a community service obligation. ‘They’re going to have to earn it, but I’m excited to see what these kids can accomplish knowing that college is in their future,’ LeBron said.

     

    ‘It means so much because, as a kid growing up in the inner city and a lot of African-American kids, you don’t really think past high school,’ said James. ‘You don’t really know your future. You hear high school all the time, and you graduate high school and then you never think past that because either it’s not possible or your family’s not financially stable to be able to support a kid going to college’.

     

    Executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, Michele Campbell, said, ‘[James] has the chance to change their futures. Not everybody can be an NBA superstar, so to be able to provide the framework to make your dreams come true is empowering.’ (Written by Kevin Revie).

     

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