LeBron James and Jay-Z Donate Musical Instruments to Phoenix’s Mesa Arts Academy

LeBron and Jay-Z Donate Musical Instruments (1:18)

During the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, Cleveland Cavaliers F LeBron James and recording artist Jay-Z donated 150 new musical instruments and $10,000 to the Mesa Arts Academy.

James said to the kids: “We will never forget this day. To be able to provide you guys with anything, we’re happy to be able to help.”

The Arizona Republic’s Kristena Hansen wrote that “after a fire in April 2008 and a lack of funds to replace old instruments, the donations couldn’t have come at a better time.” The instruments “will not only revive old music programs, but create some, and the extra cash will help fund their summer music camp” (Kristena Hansen, Arizona Republic, 2/15).

Accompanying video from Phoenix’s KNXV-ABC.

Video added to YouTube: February 16, 2009