AKRON, OH (WOIO) – The celebration for the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers continues in Akron Thursday. Thousands are expected to gather at Lock 3 downtown to honor hometown hero LeBron James.
Gates to the Lock 3 outdoor concert venue open at 7 p.m. The event starts at 8 p.m. Lock 3 is on South Main in downtown Akron.
The theme for the event is ‘We are Family,’ which is also a theme for the LeBron James Family Foundation.
There is a tremendous amount of pride for the self-proclaimed ‘kid from Akron’. James has done his part to ‘pay it forward’ in his community. He has offered thousands of kids scholarships to college through his ‘Wheels for Education’ and ‘I Promise Network’. Children from those programs will be special guests for Thursday night’s event.