What did LeBron James do in Akron Ohio?

What did LeBron James do in Akron Ohio?

Forgetting for a moment James’ other Akron initiatives — his I Promise School, House Three Thirty community center and I Promise Housing — his basketball legacy in his hometown has as large of an impact as ever — a new era of players ready to add to the city’s story. And they’re all inspired by the Lakers’ star.

Was LeBron James in Akron?

LeBron James Wants Everyone to Know That Akron, Not Cleveland, Is His Hometown. As LeBron James returns to Cleveland for this weekend’s NBA All-Star game, he wants to make sure everyone gets one thing straight. He is from Akron, Ohio, not Cleveland.

What high school did LeBron James attend in Akron Ohio?

James played basketball for St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and was heavily touted by the national media as a future NBA superstar.

Who owns Tangiers Akron?

The LeBron James Family Foundation
The LeBron James Family Foundation now owns the iconic Tangier Restaurant on West Market Street in Akron with plans to renovate the property and turn it into a retail, dining and event community space by 2022.

Where did LeBron James grow up in Akron?

LeBron went to high school at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio.

Did Steph grow up in Akron?

He was born in Akron, Ohio, at Summa Akron City Hospital, while his father was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, where his father spent most of his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets.

Did LeBron James pay for I Promise School?

The I Promise School is just one part of the LeBron James Family Foundation. In partnership with Akron Public Schools, the foundation opened the I Promise School in 2018. Its mission is “to wrap around the most at-risk students and families in Akron,” according to the site.

Is LeBron James school still open?

Opening with students attending grades three and four, the school will be fully operational by 2022, eventually teaching grades one through eight. In April 2020, a documentary series titled I Promise was released on the streaming service Quibi, detailing the school’s first year of operations.

What is LeBron James doing with Tangiers?

Additionally, work is underway to create a LeBron James-themed sports bar that will be open to the public. All of this will be supported by a 10,000-square-foot kitchen — billed as one of the largest of its kind in Northeast Ohio — that is literally being built from the ground up inside of the old Tangier.

Is the Tangier in Akron closing?

However, the news unfortunately means the popular entertainment venue will be no more. Opened in 1948 and owned by the George family ever since, the Tangier has made its name as seemingly a touch of Las Vegas in the heart of Akron.