LeBron James delivers H.S. football team new unis via helicopter (pics)
The latest beneficiaries of LeBron James’ initiative to provide sports teams in need with new uniforms was the football team at the Akron-area Kenmore High School. And the drop-off was done in style.
The school’s football team received the new gear, created by James’ corporate sponsor, Nike, at the University of Akron football fields courtesy of a helicopter drop.
Suffice to say, everyone involved with the team was blown away by the spectacle, including head coach Kemp Boyd, who was moved to tears, by the generosity displayed by the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and hometown hero, courtesy of the LeBron James Family Foundation.
“This is amazing,” said Kenmore senior football player Dorell Daniels-Vaught via the Akron Beacon Journal. “It is a blessing to get something, especially with where we go to school. We really don’t have too many opportunities for a lot of things to happen to us. A lot of bad publicity usually happens, so it is nice to have these changes and good publicity.”
James was unable to be present at the event — he’s currently on his tour of Asia with Nike — but his wife Savannah and sons LeBron Jr. and Bryce were present.
James did express his thoughts on Tuesday night in a post to Instagram, which included images of the team’s new uniforms.
“S/O Coach Boyd and the Kenmore Cardinals! Good luck this season as u boys run out on the field in style this coming football campaign,” James wrote, adding #EarnedNotGiven #RepYourHood #IPROMISE as hashtags.
Additional images from the event can be seen in a report from Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Joe Vardon.