World Golf Championships!
With its roots planted firmly in Akron, Ohio, the LeBron James Family Foundation is proud to be engaged and active in community events across Northeast Ohio. One of the premier events taking place right in our backyard this year will be the renowned World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, and the LJFF team couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with the tournament to the benefit of the community and our kids.
With its generous pledge of $50,000 from charity proceeds going towards the Foundation’s educational outings, the tournament has committed its support to our efforts to expose our students to opportunities they might not have access to otherwise as they try to find what they are passionate about in life. Whether that be as a news anchor at LJFF partner WKYC-TV, or a professional golfer, we want them to explore every possibility as they carve out a path to their future careers.
In addition to the monetary donation, the tournament is supporting the Foundation’s mission by providing its students the opportunity to explore the world of golf. As part of this commitment, our LJFF kids will be invited to participate in the Bridgestone Invitational Media Day at Quicken Loans Arena and this year’s Bridgestone Invitational. At the tournament, they will have the opportunity to hit golf shots at the Bridgestone Green Monster Challenge, a replica of Firestone signature 16th monster hole in the fan zone, and get an educational tour of the many behind-the-scenes areas at the event.
The Bridgestone Invitational, the final of the four World Golf Championships in the PGA TOUR season, will be held in Akron, Ohio, this summer from June 27 - July 3, 2016. More information on the event can be found here.