Special guests at LeBron James celebration

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 17:22:41-04

Some very special guests will join LeBron James at his hometown celebration; students from the LeBron James family foundation and "I Promise" network.

Many of them are the kids the NBA star has promised to sponsor through college.

Eighth grader, Bryce Owens, is one of more than one-thousand kids the NBA star and Akron Native has promised a 4-year education at Akron University. 

Owens told NewsChannel 5 he's recited his promise to James' more than once and it's constant reminder of a man whose done so much for him and his classmates. 

"He's my role model. I want to be like him someday," Owens said.