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LeBron's formal welcome home will be Aug. 8th
Stadium-sized crowd in Akron is expected to greet the favorite son and returning NBA star
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Within hours of LeBron James' announcment that he's coming back to NE Ohio, the welcome signs were out.
Courtesy of Living at 9, Cleveland
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Akron plans to formally welcome LeBron James home with a rally at the University of Akron’s football stadium on Aug. 8. 

A week ago, the Akron native and NBA’s four-time MVP announced in an essay on Sports Illustrated-dot-com that he’s returning from Miami to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He left Cleveland in 2010, but never gave up his home in Bath Township. 

He’s maintained a strong relationship with his alma mater, St. Vincent St. Mary High School in downtown Akron, and his LeBron James Family Foundation has continued to focus on drop-out prevention in Akron schools.

Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally:

  • When: Aug. 8, 7:15-9 p.m.
  • Where:  University of Akron InfoCision Stadium, 302 E. Buchtel Avenue, Akron OH 44325
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