Lebron James visits Boys and Girls Club
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A group of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade received a surprise visit from King James.
Miami Heat Forward Lebron James surprised a group of kids from the youth organization at North Shore Park and Youth Center Sunday afternoon. "What's up guys? Nah, Nah, you're not loud enough. What's up guys!" said James.
The kids received a once-in-a-lifetime and had the opportunity to take pictures with the three-time league MVP. James also took the time to answer questions from some of his youngest fans. "How much do you get paid?" asked one of the kid. "Not enough," James responded.
However, it wasn't all fun and games, the Heat forward also shared some encouraging advice to the young children. "In life, kids, there's gonna be obstacles that you all have to go through. There's gonna be ups and downs," said James. "There are going to be things that you feel like you can't accomplish, but you have to put everything into it so that you make sure you power through it."
Hosted by the City of Miami Beach and Powerade, the kids also learned about the importance of nutrition and exercise, as well as giving back to the community by writing postcards to soldiers overseas. "On behalf of all the kids, they made some great cards," said a park employee. "We want to say happy holidays to all the troops."
Of course, the most memorable part of the afternoon was rubbing shoulders with their role model. "This meeting with Lebron James will impact them not today, not tomorrow, but for the rest of their lives," said South Beach Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Hipolito Rodriguez. "For me to be a role model for a lot of these kids is a blessing for me to be able to give back to them, see the smiles on their faces and things of that nature."
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