Last year, LeBron James donated $1 million to completely renovate his alma mater's gym. The renovation included new hardwood flooring, bleachers, branded scoreboards, lighting, and all new sports equipment. Brand new locker room facilities for both men and women student athletes were also part of the upgrade.
‘The days I spent in that gym playing basketball were some of the best times of my life, and I want the current St. VM students to have an equally amazing experience during their time there,’ said LeBron James. ‘The people at St. VM helped me grow both as a person and as a basketball player, so this is my way of thanking them and helping future generations of Irish athletes also be proud of where they came from.’