Discover the LeBron James Exhibit on November 25th

The new museum LeBron James' Home Court features a recreation of the St. Vincent–St. Mary’s LeBron James Arena where James played in high school. The museum celebrates its grand opening this weekend.

Get ready for a slam dunk this weekend because the LeBron James Family Foundation is opening a brand new museum in Downtown Akron! The museum, called LeBron James’ Home Court, showcases the life and times of the legendary basketball player himself. Visitors will get to explore a recreation of the St. Vincent–St. Mary’s LeBron James Arena from his high school days, complete with the locker room where he used to gear up before games. But that’s not all – the museum also has some exclusive artifacts on display that can only be found in LeBron’s hometown, like his childhood drum set and the jersey he wore as a McDonald’s All-American. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience!

Trophies and other awards are displayed in the recreation of James' Spring Hill apartment.

The recreation of LeBron James’ Spring Hill apartment displays an array of trophies and awards. Michele Campbell, Executive Director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, shared that James has always wanted to put Akron on the map, despite playing in Cleveland, Miami, and now L.A. She noted that James founded the LeBron James Family Foundation in 2004, which offers numerous programs, including the I Promise Institute and the I Promise School. Many fans often drive by the I Promise School to take pictures with the outdoor benches labeled “I Promise” and “We are Family.” Unfortunately, visitors cannot go inside the school, but the museum offers a more in-depth look into the school. Campbell hopes that the museum will become a destination for both the community and visitors passing through. The purchase of the facility allows them to open their doors to anyone interested in learning more.

An exhibit dedicated to James' time in the NBA features items such as the all-white suit he wore during 2003 NBA draft and other retired sports gear.

The LeBron James Family Foundation has a dedicated exhibit that showcases his career in the NBA. The collection features various retired sports equipment and items such as the all-white suit that he wore during the 2003 NBA draft. The tour is self-guided and starts with the recreation of his Spring Hill apartment, which is curated by his mother. Visitors can see the original rim and backboard that James played on while in high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s LeBron James Arena. The exhibit also pays tribute to his NBA championship runs with Cleveland, Miami, and Los Angeles and his years of helping the USA basketball team win gold in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. There are also personal items such as fan art, original jerseys, and shoes displayed throughout. A replica of his personal office follows, which includes family photos. The last section of the museum highlights the evolution of the LeBron James Family Foundation, featuring memorabilia from the foundation’s first bikeathon and various I Promise items. “This museum is a tribute to all those people that have helped him along his journey in life, whether it be his team members, his family, his fans,” said Campbell.

Museum exhibits include photos, memorabilia and notes from James' personal and professional life.

The LeBron James Family Foundation has an exhibition that displays various items from the personal and professional life of LeBron James, including photographs, memorabilia, and notes. The entrance fee is $23, but children under five years of age can visit for free. The money collected goes towards House Three Thirty’s job training program, which offers new skills and job opportunities to I Promise students, parents, and educators. Despite being a great basketball player, LeBron James’ legacy will also be defined by his off-court work in Akron, where he inspires and helps others to achieve their dreams, as stated by Campbell. House Three Thirty does not accept cash payments, and large bags are not allowed, except for small crossbody purses and wallets. Finally, House Three Thirty’s Den and Cabaret will be screening the Ohio State vs. Michigan football game this Saturday, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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