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Akron, Ohio

City of Akron, LeBron James Family Foundation and The University of Akron to Commemorate LeBronís Return in a Community-Wide Celebration at UAís InfoCision Stadium

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All attendees at this FREE event must have a valid ticket to enter.

City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of stephanie york
Published: 07-25-2014

 

            (Akron, Ohio. July 25, 2014) The City of Akron will join with the LeBron James Family Foundation in welcoming LeBron James back to his hometown team at a free public event Friday, August 8, at 7:15pm at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field on The University of Akron’s campus.

            Admission is free, but every person planning to attend must have a ticket, obtainable only through Ticketmaster, beginning at 10:00am, Monday, July 28. Go to https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/zips/EN/buy/details/14LEBRON for tickets.

            ““LeBron has always remained dedicated to Akron and his Wheels for Education kids.  Our entire community is happy to celebrate with him and welcome him back to his hometown, Akron, Ohio,” said Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic. “We plan to do that in a big way by celebrating those aspects of our community that LeBron himself values most.”  Mayor Plusquellic also said that the event has received strong community support from Akron General, the City’s lead sponsor for the event, as well as Bridgestone Americas, Inc., FirstEnergy Corp., Summa Health System, GoJo, Akron Children’s Hospital, and FirstMerit Bank, all of whom have made contributions to support the August 8 event.

            The August 8 event will focus on LeBron’s positive impact on his hometown. For many children and families in Akron, LeBron has had a daily presence in their lives through his “Wheels for Education” program and the “I Promise” campaign, which has reached more than 800 Akron Public school children and their families.

            The evening is being shared with LeBron’s 3rd annual Family Reunion for nearly 2,500 of his WFE kids and families, who will occupy Summa Field. In addition to LeBron and a recitation of his “I Promise” pledge, there will be special performances by local community groups and remarks by notable individuals who have been a part of LeBron’s journey. The event will celebrate LeBron’s return to his hometown, and more importantly, the many kids and families in Akron that have been positively impacted by his philanthropic efforts.

            Individuals who plan to attend must have a valid ticket to enter. Gates to InfoCision Stadium will open at 6:15pm. Parking is available in lots surrounding The University of Akron’s campus. (See http://www.uakron.edu/parking/ )

            Media must apply for credentials to Stephanie Rosa at [email protected].

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For further information, contact:
stephanie york
communications director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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