- Lebron James is showing why he should be regarded as one of the greatest basketballers of all time
- The LA Lakers star is launching a program that would help pay tuition fees for young people at a university in the United Sates
- The expenses will cover their accommodation, feeding, books for the next four calendar years
Basketball icon Lebron James has taken a step further in his charity foundation as he partnered with Kent State University to provide free tuition fee for eligible students for four years.
The LA Lakers star has a foundation called the Lebrone James Family Foundation which will provide free room and board for one year.
“The I PROMISE program is built on the ‘earned, not given’ philosophy," said Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. "We are so excited that our students that have worked incredibly hard have earned even more life-changing opportunities to grow and excel."
193 students will be eligible for the Kent State University offer as college freshman in the 2021-22 academic session.
To qualify for the free tuition, students must secure admission in the university fill the required form and complete the stipulated community service each semester.
After these students get the funds, they will be entitles to free accommodation and meals in their first year.
Students must have good results to remain eligible for the free tuition fee per year and must get the minimum number of required credit hours annually.
The university is also organizing a fundraising to help students with additional expenses which involves buying of books.
“We are so pleased to take our partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation to this next level and welcome these students fully into the Kent State family,” Kent State President Todd Diacon said: “Kent State looks forward to the time when our campus is teeming with I PROMISE students.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Floyd Mayweather is reportedly set to do the unthinkable as the undefeated boxer claims he would face Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov on the same day.
The American pugilist will return to the ring in 2020 after his last fight with McGregor ended in a tenth round stoppage in 2017.
And Mayweather has told Drink Chimps that himself and UFC chief Dana White are planning to stage a fight with Conor and Khabib on the same day.
Legit.ng also reported that Manny Pacquiao is the best boxer of the 21st century ahead of unbeaten fighter Floyd Mayweather.
According to the Ranker's list, the Filipino is the only boxer who have held belts in four different decades of the sport.
Mayweather whose unbeaten record still stands at 51-0 came second and the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Roy Jones Jr, and Vladmir Klitchko complete the top five spot.