King of Hearts! LeBron James Launches Shoe for Disabled Athletes

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Even LaVar Ball would agree this is the real legacy LeBron James should be leaving for his sons and daughter–helping those that need it the most.

And King James did just that with today’s launch of Nike 10 Soldier FlyEase sneaker–designed to cater to special needs kids of all ages–in Cleveland.

How?

The kicks were the brainchild of 12-year-old Matthew Walzer, who penned a letter to Nike CEO in 2012 describing how difficult it is tying his shoes because of his cerebral palsy. Nike revamped the shoe to include a zipper all the way around to get in and out easily.

Kids from the Cleveland Clinic Hospital for Rehabilitation were given their very own FlyEases’ by LeBron today at the Cavs practice facility. LeBron emphasized the impact the kicks would have on independence and performance.

“It’s about us empowering every kid and everybody to understand that we are all athletes,” James said. “Sport, in general, should never be taken away from any kid.”

 

 

“Ray Donovan’s” Pooch Hall Throws Special Needs Family Prom to Support Djanai’s Angels Charity

Pooch Hall walking the red carpet at his hosted event. Image Courtesy: KRNB.com

Pooch Hall walking the red carpet with his fam. 
Image Courtesy: KRNB.com

Well, color me surprised. I’ve been a fan of Pooch Hall’s since his Derwin Davis days on “The Game,” and while his co-stars were always kiki-ing about their kids on camera, Pooch remained tight-lipped. Until now.

The “Ray Donovan” actor picked the perfect occasion to show off his family and raise awareness for their charity. Last month, Pooch and wife, Linda Hall threw a sweet sixteen/prom for their special-needs daughter Djanai, who has cerebral palsy, to highlight the couple’s Djanai’s Angels charity. The org’s aim is to give families with special needs kids a support system. The event was also fashioned into a fundraiser for the inClusion Clubhouse, a planned facility to accommodate special needs kids and parents.

Based on the video below, the kids got it on and poppin’ (Go Djanai, Go Djanai) with DJ Kripple King on the ones and twos. Red carpet arrivals, prom photos, a birthday cake for Djanai, fashion show and, what would a prom be  without a king or queen? So, yes a prom king and queen was crowned.

Talk about party with a purpose.