Savannah James, wife of superstar LeBron James, hosts second annual ‘I Promise’ event for prom-bound girls. Giving back to the community giving young women a prom makeover goodie bags and more. LeBron James supports his wife and chimes in on social media to congratulate the young women as well..
“Congrats to all the beautiful young ladies today who were apart of the event and know that “YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL” always not just for Prom.”
The event was held at the LeBron James Family Foundation Headquarters in Akron, this event helps pre-selected young women with a prom dress of their choice. There were also words of advice and encouragement for overcoming adversity and for thriving. Savannah James established the event to promote and inspire young women, and help those who might not have the means to prepare for prom on their own.
“I know how challenging life can be for young girls trying to find their way in high school, so this is a way for me to really connect with them during a special time in their lives and encourage them to embrace their beauty, knowledge and strength,” Savannah James said in a release. “LeBron and I are blessed to be in a position to give back to our hometown, and I feel a responsibility to help others comes with that. I believe strongly in empowering others, and, through this event, I hope to boost these girls’ self-esteem and give them confidence that they can be anything they want to be if they work hard and believe.”
In addition to a prom dress and a merchandise by Beats by Dre, the young women also received commemorative I Promise bands. Modeled after the signature I Promise bands worn by LeBron James, students and fans around the country, the wristbands symbolize a personal commitment to creating positive change and to living an active and healthy lifestyle.