A couple of months ago, amusement park Cedar Point said that if LeBron James went back to the Cavaliers, they would name a roller coaster after him.
It’s time to make good on a promise – and it’s bigger and better than expected.
Earlier this summer, the park sent out a now-famous tweet stating that it would rename one of its coasters “King James” if LeBron James returned to Ohio. That outcome is now known. But the “ball” was back in the park’s court.
Today, Cedar Point announces a joint decision with the LeBron James Family Foundation on a multi-year partnership which includes benefits that go far beyond renaming a coaster.
The highlight of this new partnership will take place next summer when Cedar Point hosts all of the kids who are actively involved in the foundation’s “Wheels for Education” program and Akron I PROMISE Network for a day of fun with their families in the program’s annual “I PROMISE Family Reunion” event. Additionally, next spring, Cedar Point will hold a first ride auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the LeBron James Family Foundation.
So there won’t be a roller coaster named after LeBron but Cedar Point will have a long-term relationship with LeBron’s foundation. I say that’s still pretty awesome.
LeBron pic courtesy of Getty Images.