The LeBron James Family Foundation today announced that its annual back-to-school giveaway benefiting Akron public schoolchildren will take place on August 14th and 15th at the Akron Zoo. Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA All-Star LeBron James will be donating 1,000 backpacks that are filled with school supplies which have been generously contributed by local Akron businesses and organizations. Because he will be playing with Team USA in the FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas, LeBron James will be unable to attend. Source: cavs.com.
“I feel good knowing that kids will have the right school supplies for the new year,” said LeBron James. “When it comes to children getting the tools they need so that they can achieve in school, I’m all for that!”. The mission of the LeBron James Family Foundation, which until recently was called the James Family Foundation, is to help children and families achieve more through education, recreation, employment and better health options. The Foundation has raised funds for children and families at the Akron Area YMCA and the Akron Urban League.