LeBron James Donates $1M to Renovate Court at Alma Mater
On May 2, four-time NBA Most Valuable Player and Miami HEAT Forward LeBron James donated $1 million for a state-of-the-art gym at his alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, in Akron, Ohio.
“I’m grateful to have that support in that school, all the students and everyone,” James said. “I’m not doing it for applause or a roar from anyone. I’m doing it because it’s going to benefit the kids that are there now and in the future. It holds a special meaning for me being from Akron, Ohio, and being at that school for four years.”
Renovations include a new floor, bleachers, locker rooms and training facilities. “I’m a hands-on guy, and this is going to be more hands-on because it’s something that means a lot to me,” James said. “I’ll try to be hands on with Head Coach Dru (Joyce) with the school, with the floor, the locker rooms and the bleachers. I have a good sense of what stadiums, arenas, schools or gyms should look like.”