LeBron James donates $1 million to renovate gym at alma mater

 

grichards@MiamiHerald.com

LeBron James’ name is already inside the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School gymnasium in Akron, Ohio. The school honored the Heat star by framing one of his home white No. 23 jerseys and hanging it not far from the three state championship banners won during his time there.

Next fall, James’ name will be on the gym.

As first reported by the Akron Beacon-Journal, James has donated $1 million to his alma mater to refurbish its gym. Renovations include a new floor, bleachers, locker rooms and training facilities. The gym will be called the “LeBron James Arena” when it re-opens.

“That’s the high school that created who I am today,” James said after Heat practice Friday. “It helped me become a man on and off the floor, brought friendships that will last forever.”

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