LeBron James has come under fire lately for being outspoken about specific topics. Yet people are quick to forget that four years ago, he helped pay forward to help underprivileged children to have better lives. So say what you want, but this is who he is. He will use his platform as he wishes. Yet helping children is the best a man can do.
LeBron James has never been one to shy away from the community that raised him. As a superstar in the NBA, this incredible athlete has gone into a partnership with the University of Akron in Ohio. This NBA superstar is granting children with troubled backgrounds four years’ scholarships to this university.
The total amount awarded in the scholarship would be 9,500 a year, which would cover all of the costs of tuition. Through this fantastic donation, he hopes to send 1,100 of these children to college, totaling almost 42 million dollars.
LeBron James understands that everyone has dreams in their lives, which is why he makes it a point to give back to his community as much as possible. He is focused on every person achieving the best things possible and knows that education is important. In the world, few individuals would donate almost 42 million dollars to help benefit kids. This donation is a little over 10% of his wealth, which makes LeBron pretty generous.
Children that grow up in the inner-city are often at a disadvantage because of the environment in which they are raised. These struggling households generally can’t afford the money they would take to send their children off to the university. This problem is the reasoning behind why this donation is such a big deal to those children in Ohio that are being given an opportunity that few ever expected to have in their lives.
LeBron James has set himself in the last few years with all of his charitable works and continues to surprise fans as he puts those that matter first. James is one of the highest-grossing athletes of all time, and he is also one of the most popular. It is nice to see someone take full responsibility for the money they are earning and turn their monetary gain into something charitable.LeBron James at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Smallfoot’ held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on September 22, 2018