LeBron James Takes 5,000 Ohio Students and Their Families on Amusement Park Field Trip

By Amber McKynzie

Aug, 17, 2016


LeBron James is the gift that keeps on giving.

Just because basketball season is over doesn't mean LeBron Jamesis hibernating until winter! In fact, the newly-resigned $100 million basketball player was out and about in Akron, Ohio yesterday treating 5,000 students and their families to a day at Cedar Point amusement park, "the rollercoaster capital of the world."

Photo by Akron Beacon Journal

Photo by Akron Beacon Journal

The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward gifted the kids - who are a part James' Wheels for Education and the Akron I Promise Network - and their families with a fun-filled day of rides, and screams to match, as part of the LeBron James Family Foundation’s We Are Family Reunion. 

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, this is the second year LeBron has taken a trip to Cedar Point. They also report that this year's adventure "marks the beginning of a partnership between James and a new third-grade class to encourage the youngsters to work hard and stay in school."

Students who partake in the LeBron James Family Foundation’s We Are Family Reunion and Wheels for Education eventually "graduate to the Akron I Promise initiative."