POSTED: Mar 29, 2016 2:08 PM ET
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has found a golfing partner to help local youth.
The NBA star's family foundation and the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational are teaming up to help educate students and enhance their interest in golf.
The tournament is pledging $50,000 from charity proceeds to fund various programs for students. They will have the opportunity to take outings to a TV affiliate to experience being an anchor, hit golf shots at a simulator of Firestone's signature "monster" 16th hole and get behind-the-scenes tours at the tournament site.
The Bridgestone Invitational is being held from June 27 to July 3.