Lower Merion High School Naming Gym After Kobe Bryant

by December 07, 2010

Kobe‘s name will grace the walls of his old high school gym, after he donated a nice chunk of change to the school district. The Philly Inquirer reports: “A school official said Monday that the district had sold nearly all of the 1,100 tickets for Bryant’s Dec. 16 appearance at the dedication of the gymnasium bearing his name. This year, Bryant, the perennial all-star and face of the Los Angeles Lakers, donated $411,000 to the Lower Merion School District. The gift, the largest ever to the district, is to help fund ‘a series of inspirational, interactive, and educational displays’ at the newly completed, $100 million high school. The school board voted to name the gym after Bryant, citing not just his donation but a history of support for the school, whose Aces basketball team he led to a state championship in 1996. Bryant recently agreed to help raise more money by attending the dedication on a week when the Lakers come to town to play the 76ers on Dec. 17.”