LeBron James unveils $1M grant for new gym at his I Promise School

Originally published May 10, 2019 by CBSSports.com.

By Cody Benjamin

A brand new gymnasium is coming to LeBron James’ I Promise School after the Los Angeles Lakers star announced Friday a $1 million grant courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods and the company’s Sports Matter initiative.

Billions of dollars have been cut from school sports budgets in recent years, according to a press release James sent out about the grant, and the cuts disproportionately impact students in low-income areas. So the $1 million grant, which stems from the Dick’s Sporting Goods foundation, seeks to “address the funding crisis” by encouraging both physical education and after-school sports. Read More