LeBron James Donates Millions to NMAAHC
There’s something special about a person who uses their platform to exercise actions toward a greater cause.
Whether it’s monetarily donating to a charity, buying food for struggling families, giving their time, or even speaking up on societal issues that effect human kind, acts of genuine kindness expose the true character of a person and it’s beautiful.
LeBron James is one who stretches his purpose beyond the court and pours back into the community any way he can.
Most recently, James contributed $2.5 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s (NMAAHC) Muhammad Ali display.
“Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change” was presented during the museum’s September opening, and tells the story of how Ali’s contributions transcended sports. The exhibit further honors his commitment to challenging racial barriers and The Champ’s work in laying the groundwork for the successful careers of Black athletes and beyond.
“Every professional athlete, regardless of race and gender owes a huge debt of gratitude to Muhammad Ali. His legacy deserves to be studied and revered by every generation,” James said in a release on the NMAAHC’s website. “I am honored to partner with the Smithsonian to celebrate one of the most influential figures in our nation’s history, who, along with Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens, used the power of sports to advance civil rights.”
Maverick Carter, James’ business partner, will also be part of the $2.5 million contribution.
Salute, LeBron and keep making us proud!