LeBron James Classic
The 2nd annual LeBron James Classic Presented by Cleveland Clinic, Akron General took place in Akron, Ohio on December 19th and 20th. Nineteen teams filed in from as far away as Memphis, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois and as close as the Rubber City, to play in the newly renovated LeBron James Arena. The weekend was kicked off by LeBron’s athletic trainer, Mike Mancias, who gave the star athletes a spirited pre-game speech during the Hilton sponsored Fast Break Breakfast at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. Before the games tipped off, LeBron sent a special social media shout out and welcome to the young men and women playing in the tournament, inviting them to grab a Galley Boy, his favorite burger from Swenson’s. As part of their involvement in the LeBron James Classic, each athlete was given a Swenson’s premium food voucher.
This year’s Classic was made possible by a gracious donation from Cleveland Clinic, Akron General.