Savannah is using her platform to do some good in the hood…
Savannah Brinson, who is the high school sweetheart and fiance of Miami Heat baller Lebron James, is looking to use her spotlight to do some good.
The usually low key mother of two recently ventured out in Miami and in her home town of Akron, Ohio to speak to groups of young, underprivileged girls while also donating prom dresses.
via AP Big Story
Savannah Brinson is about to marry someone who’s widely considered the best basketball player in the world, which means the level of privacy she’s always craved will surely continue to erode.
And after years of fighting that, she has decided to embrace it as reality.
Brinson — better known as the fiancée of Miami Heat star LeBron James — is starting to step more into the public eye now, with hopes that whatever level of celebrity she has can be a tool to help children who need some assistance. Her first step in that endeavor was helping to provide prom dresses for about 100 underprivileged girls in her current home of Miami and her hometown of Akron, Ohio, doing so at a pair of events in recent days.
“I can’t imagine being in their situation and not have somebody help,” said Brinson, whose wedding is scheduled for this summer. “I really care. It’s really in my soul to help people, and this is the first baby to come from it. There comes a time when you have to give back.”
Lebron also spoke out about his soon-to-be wife’s latest efforts, insisting that this was what she was born to do.
Ever since James came to Miami in July 2010, Brinson has largely shunned the spotlight, even though her longtime partner — she and the three-time NBA MVP have two sons together and were high school sweethearts — has encouraged her to be as visible as she wants.
So in recent weeks, very quietly, she’s starting to step out. And James remains all for that.
“I just think she has a knack for being powerful,” James said. “Women are more powerful than men. Her voice and her being my sidekick, her voice is very powerful, especially to these young women who are underprivileged.”
At both the events in Miami and Akron, Brinson talked to the girls about her experiences growing up, how her prom night started off as a disaster — bad hair night, thanks to an overzealous stylist who ignored her wishes — and how just about any challenge can be overcome.
These two are such a positive example of love in the limelight. We love it!