Monday, June 21, 2010

Lake Erie Crushers Get In On LeBron Gimmicks

Posted By on Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 1:18 PM

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The Lake Erie Crushers, who play in the Frontier League, will be following the Lake County Captains' lead and be holding a LeBron-themed night. Hey, everyone else is doing it, why not get in on the action?

The gimmicks here are actually pretty good. They will offer LeBron a max contract, which for the Frontier League is $1600/month, and will set aside a luxury suite where LeBron and other free agents can hold a summit, should they choose. Most importantly, they'll be donning special Cavs-themed jerseys for the night.

Details from the press release:

The Lake Erie Crushers are pleased to announce that they will offer LeBron James a max contract under Frontier League rules on Keep LBJ in the C-L-E Night Wednesday, June 30 at All Pro Freight Stadium. The contract is worth $1600 per month. The team will also supply LeBron with a host family to eliminate the stress of a potential commute from the Akron area to Avon.

On Keep LBJ in the C-L-E night, the Crushers will also offer James a luxury suite in which he and other pending NBA free agents can hold a summit. The Crushers have the ability to offer up to three max contracts to free agents at this juncture.

The team will don special Cavaliers-themed Crushers jerseys* for the occasion and all Crushers players will wear number six to honor LeBron's switch from 23 to 6. The jerseys will be auctioned following the game. If James is in attendance, the money will be donated to his charity, the LeBron James Family Foundation.

The Crushers will also rename the playing surface LeBron James Field at All Pro Freight Stadium to commemorate the evening.

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