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Britney Spears Donates To Louisiana School Flood Relief
Trivia question: Did you know GRAMMY winner Britney Spears grew up in Louisiana? She did — in Kentwood — and now she's giving back to Louisiana public schools.
On Aug. 7 Spears announced she will donate $1 from every ticket sold for the remainder of the shows in her Las Vegas residency, which concludes in December 2017. Funds will go to the Louisiana School Boards Association's LSBA Fund for Restoring Schools, which is allocated to schools impacted by last year's devastating Great Floods of 2016.
Reportedly, Spears already donated $65,000 to the cause, and initial funding will be distributed to teachers and students to assist with instructional materials. The partnership between Spears and the LSBA was made possible through Lynne Spears, Spears' mother, and her friendship with the first lady of Louisiana, Donna Edwards.
"We anticipate making additional disbursements in the future as the long-term recovery efforts continue," said Scott Richard, executive director of LSBA. "The LSBA is humbled by the generosity of the many donors for this effort, and, we're especially excited about the opportunity to partner with the first lady of Louisiana and Britney Spears."
"I am so proud to be able to give back to my home state and help the Louisiana School Boards Association," said Spears. "I can't wait to see all my amazing fans when I return to Vegas for my last run of shows this year!"