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LeBron James Sends 5,000 Kids, Families to Cedar Point

Entertainment | Patrick Clarke | August 19, 2016

LeBron James Sends 5,000 Kids, Families to Cedar Point

PHOTO: The Raptor roller coaster at Cedar Point (photo via Wikipedia)

Cedar Point amusement park is one of the world's best, a title that also belongs to NBA superstar LeBron James.

This week, James teamed up with the Sandusky, Ohio park to send thousands of local kids and their families — approximately 5,000 — to the park, according to TMZ Sports.

While Cedar Point's 17 roller coasters and dozens of other rides were undoubtedly huge hits with the kids, even James couldn't resist.

"I signed my contract, so I'm actually OK to do that now," the four-time league MVP said during Tuesday's event via ESPN.

In addition to access to the park, the kids and their families were treated to food and transportation.

The memorable day is a part of James' foundation, the LeBron James Family Foundation. The annual event has come to be known as the "We Are Family Reunion." 

READ MORE: Cedar Point’s Valravn Roller Coaster Sets World Records

Tuesday's event marked the second straight year that James and Cedar Point have welcomed children and their families to the amusement park and is part of a five-year partnership between the park and James' foundation, according to 13 abc Action News.

"He sees himself in a lot of these kids," said foundation spokeswoman Stephanie Rosa. "He made it a point if he could give back he was going to make that a priority and that's what he does."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Cedar Point told TMZ Sports that "it's an honor to work with a wonderful, dedicated group of people who provide so much to Northeast Ohio — and we’re happy to provide a 'Best Day' experience for their program families here at the park."

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