Tyler Perry Donates Money to Ohio Schools
Gift will be used to fund athletics and extra-curricular activities.
Actor and director Tyler Perry donated $100,000 to help student athletes in Ohio.
Last week, Perry visited Finland Middle School in Columbus, Ohio, where he surprised students during a musical concert.
“I want to sponsor as many kids as I can,” said Perry.
Perry was motivated to visit the school after it was featured in HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” last September.
Finland Middle School is among one of the Southwestern schools who received national attention for eliminating athletics and extra-curricular activities after a tax initiative failed.
Voters have since approved a ballot that has revived sports and other extra-curricular activities for a fee.
Finland teacher Mary Mulvany was featured in the HBO piece as she helped initiate a foundation and a scholarship to cover the fees which ranged from $75 to $150 per sport.
Check out video of the visit below: