LeBron James party: What you need to know

AKRON -- Akron welcomes home LeBron James, who is returning to the Cavaliers this season, at a special event 7:15 p.m. Friday at the University of Akron.

The event, at InfoCision Stadium and Summa Field, is sold out, and no additional tickets are available. A capacity crowd is expected.

All seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis, so attendees should plan on arriving early.

Free parking will be available in all campus lots except 6 and 9.

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The university will enforce the usual restrictions at the stadium.

Prohibited items include: outside food and beverages, signs of any type, alcoholic beverages, bottles, coolers, Frisbees, laser pointers, backpacks, bags larger than 10" x 10" x 12", weapons, pets, umbrellas, fireworks and clothing with inappropriate or offensive language.

Food and beverage concessions will be open.

The evening's program will focus on LeBron's positive impact on his hometown.

For many children and families in Akron, LeBron has had a daily presence in their lives through his Wheels for Education program and the I Promise campaign, which has reached more than 800 Akron schoolchildren and their families.

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The evening is being shared with LeBron's third annual family reunion for nearly 3,000 of his Wheels for Education kids and families, who will occupy Summa Field.

In addition to LeBron and his recitation of his I Promise pledge, there will be special performances by local community groups and remarks by individuals who have been a part of James' journey.

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The event will celebrate LeBron's return to his hometown, and, more importantly, the many kids and families in Akron that have been positively impacted by his philanthropic efforts.

Community sponsors include lead sponsor Akron General Hospital as well as Bridgestone Americas Inc., FirstEnergy Corp., Summa Health System, GoJo, Akron Children's Hospital and FirstMerit Bank.


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