One of LeBron James’ fellow alumnus from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is trying to raise money to honor the team’s star player with a statue.
Aaron Carey, who attended the high school after LeBron, and was inspired by the star to play basketball there, has started a GoFundMe account with a $1 million goal to make and erect a life-size statue of LeBron in his hometown of Akron.
1. Raise $1,000,000 to get the statue completed in honor of LeBron James and his contribution to basketball, his hometown of Akron, his family and his community.
*As part of this goal the first 15 donors of $30,000 or more will receive a limited edition miniature replica of the statue signed by Omri.
– 5 miniature replica statues will be auctioned off the the highest bidder. There will only be 25 made and distributed across the world.
2. Host an Official unvieling of the LeBron James Statue
“First of all, thank you. It would be cool, not only for myself, but for my family and all the people that had anything to do with this journey thus far. So, just appreciative even of the thought, and that means a lot,” LeBron said during Monday’s shootaround.
According to the GoFundMe page, Carey already has help from the sculptor Omri Amrany, who created statues of iconic Los Angeles sports legends that stand outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
According to reports, the site of the statue has not been chosen. Carey told the Journal the most logical place would be outside the high school LeBron attended. Someone shouldn’t have to raise money to erect a statue. It should happen organically, or not at all.