The kid from Akron and the kid from Detroit are teaming up to renovate a home for one of the Foundation's Wheels for Education students and her family.
Beginning in early August, the 10-day project will include a complete makeover of the family's home, inside and out, in West Akron.
Additionally, as part of The Foundation's PROMISE Project, nine other WFE families will get brand new landscaping on their yards, done completely with materials and people power from local Akron groups. A total of 10 yards will overhauled.
The families for the home renovation and the nine additional yards were chosen because the students met certain criteria in areas LeBron encourages them in (their studies, attendance, extracurricular activities, etc.) throughout the school year. If students met all criteria, they were entered into a drawing and selected at random.
Nicole Curtis and her HGTV crew will be in town for the duration of the project, which will be turned into an episode of her hit HGTV show, "Rehab Addict." The episode will debut this fall.
For more on our official announcement, please read Mary Beth Breckenridge's article on Ohio.com (http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/lebron-james-foundation-rehab-addict-to-team-up-on-akron-renovations-1.501393#.U7V9YOuQbvQ.email) and in the Akron Beacon Journal.
The Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com are the PROMISE Project's official hometown media partner.