— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 13, 2015
LeBron "King" James is putting his money where his mouth is. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is teaming up with the University of Akron and Chase Bank to give 1,000 inner city kids a free ride to college as long as they meet the requirements of his I Promise program!
The Akron, Ohio-based program is part of The LeBron James Family Foundation. James, who has three children of his own with wife Savannah, told ESPN:
"I think it's probably one of the best things I've ever been apart of, this is very special to me. As a kid growing up in the inner city and as an African American kid, you don't really think past high school because it's not possible or your family can't support you. For us to be able to do something like this ... it means so much."
James' pledge to send 1,000 kids to college for free is a very generous offer considering a year's tuition at the University of Akron costs $9,500.
— LJ's Fam Foundation (@LJFamFoundation) August 13, 2015