LeBron James announces $1M grant for new gym at I Promise School

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AKRON, Ohio-- LeBron James continues to supprt his I Promise School in northeast Ohio.

James surprised students who go to the school by announcing a $1 million grant from the DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation. That money will go towards building a new gym for students to use for physical education and afterschool sports.

I Promise School students gathered at LeBron's alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School for the surprise announcement.

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"To my kids, this is more than a gym. The DICK’S Sports Matter program is helping us provide even more opportunities," James said. "I believe the sky is the limit for these kids and the results we’re seeing are just the beginning."

The I Promise School is a public school founded in partnership with Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation. The school originally opened back in 2018.