LeBron James announced he’ll pay for over 1,000 kids to go to college.

With two championship rings and three Olympic medals , LeBron James is already king of the basketball court. LeBron James is sending more than 1,000 student

With two championship rings and three Olympic medals, LeBron James is already king of the basketball court.


LeBron James is sending more than 1,000 students to college on a full scholarship http://t.co/pfklrZ4b8L pic.twitter.com/bxEOoGxXEE Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 14, 2015

James is offering over 1,100 full college scholarships to students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

During an event Aug. 13, 2015, at Cedar Point amusement park, James announced that the LeBron James Family Foundation is teaming up with the University of Akron to fully fund more than 1,100 college scholarships to qualifying kids-in-need enrolled in his Akron I Promise Network.

 

And they’re hoping to fund even more students as the number of kids in AIPN grows. James said at the packed announcement:

Since launching his professional career and foundation in 2003, James has funded multiple community programs and partnerships. One program, Wheels for Education, annually inducts a new class of Akron third-grade students and offers camps, incentives, and support over the next 10 years to encourage them to finish school.

When Wheels for Education students enter middle school, they graduate into AIPN. The first class of AIPN students, who will matriculate in 2021, are eligible to receive full scholarships to the University of Akron.



In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. @uakron @Chase #IPROMISE pic.twitter.com/m9s51eTxON LJ

 

Hats off to you, LeBron. Thanks for giving back to your community and helping kids in need get one step closer to their dreams.

Feel free to celebrate this accomplishment by working on that “Space Jam” reboot.

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