11-year-old Olivia Vigil will have quite the story to tell people when she gets older: she got to play computer games with superstar Miami Heat player LeBron James.
Walking into a room filled with kids screaming from excitement, James donated 59 new computers to the Northwest Girls and Boys Club in Miami. The donation is part of a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and Hewlett Packard to donate 1000 computers to Boys and Girls Clubs all across the country.
“I can remember [when] I was in junior high school or elementary. Not even a professional athlete but if anybody would have came in and donated 1000 computers to our school we would have been so excited, we would have never forgot that moment,” James said. “To be able to do that for these kids its some thing they won’t ever forget. “I’m humbled [that] I’m in a position to do this.”
James donated more than just new computers. The Club also got a makeover complete with a new media, art and game room with a Foosball table. One student even won a room makeover from a random drawing.
“I really appreciate how the game room looks, the movie room, and I don’t know what the art room looks like but I think it’s going to be a very nice room,” Vigil said. “I would say thank you very much and give him a big hug”