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Lebron James Opens The I Promise School In Akron

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Lebron James continues to keep his promise to the youth of Ohio.

On Monday, James’ new I Promise School in Akron, Ohio opened, a public school (not a charter school) that will have an enrollment of 240 third- and fourth-grade students in its inaugural school year.

The four-time NBA MVP said this moment was one of the greatest of his career.

James let everyone in attendance know that even though he has moved to LA his heart was still in Akron. “No matter if I’m playing in Los Angeles or not, Akron, Ohio is always home for me.” said James.

Check out some of the images from the school.

In 2015 the LeBron James Family Foundation and the University of Akron announced they would fund full scholarships for students who complete the foundation’s academic program, which James has been sponsoring for five years.

James’ “I Promise” program and the University of Akron have partnered to provide a guaranteed four-year scholarship to the school. Yes, tuition and general service fee’s fully covered–currently $9,500 per year. LeBron told ESPN that he will provide this opportunity for 1,100 kids, which would cost his foundation a total of $41.8 million.

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Puma Promises To Donate Proceeds From Peace On Earth Shoes To Trayvon Martin Foundation

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Puma has decided to show their support for against gun violence with a new line of sneakers.

The company announced it will donate $5 dollars from each shoe sold from the Peace On Earth line to the Trayvon Martin Foundation.

The PUMA Clyde Court colorway features a feather white knit build with off-white accents. Grey is featured at the heel counter while a touch of jolly red can be found at the top eyelet.

The sneaker will release on December 20.

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Juicy J Backed Water Company Sells For $525 Million

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Juicy J is celebrating after his investment in Core Water brand has paid off.

The company has been acquired by Keurig Dr. Pepper for $525 million. The Oscar-winning artists commented on the deal via Instagram typing, “The best investment I made in my life.”

Wholesale sales for CORE were between $70 and $80 million, while retail sales were close to $200 million. KDP expects to reel in $90 million in tax benefits as part of the deal.

“KDP has been an outstanding partner for CORE and I am certain that, under its ownership, CORE will continue to see tremendous long-term success,” founder Lance Collins said in a press release. “I am a strong supporter of the KDP strategy and business model and am looking forward to being a shareholder in the company.”

 

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Drake Wins Lawsuit Over Woman’s False Rape And Pregnancy Claims

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Drake has won his lawsuit with the woman that made false pregnancy and rape allegations against him in 2017. Layla Lace met Drake during last year’s Boy Meets World Tour in Manchester, England, where he claimed they had consensual sex.

According to TMZ, Drizzy won his case and Lace is prohibited from using media to assert the claims. Manchester police also investigated, once Lace made the claims and could not find any evidence.

Drake claimed that when he stopped responding to subsequent messages, she allegedly began threatening to leak their correspondence, publicly claimed he had impregnated her, accused him of rape, and demanded “millions of dollars” in exchange for silence. Drake is reportedly suing for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.

The suit claimed Layla refused to take a paternity test and Layla and her lawyer went radio silent. Drake says the whole thing was a scam … “There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last Fall.”

Celebrity attorney Larry Stein, who’s repping Drake, tells TMZ … “The filing made by Drake against Layla Lace has been resolved, with Layla avoiding going to trial by agreeing to a stipulated judgment which prohibits her from repeating past statements she made against Drake.  Drake and his team are satisfied with this outcome and while Drake appreciates the support he has received, he asks that his fans and the media allow both parties to move on with their lives”

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