|Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio schools|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Saturday, 25 May 2013 05:34|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city's South-Western schools.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/13Qe0uR ) reports that Perry was drawn to Finland Middle School on Friday after seeing a TV report about teacher Mary Mulvany starting a foundation to raise scholarship money to cover fees.
South-Western schools earned national attention when athletics and extra-curricular activities were eliminated after a failed levy in 2009. The ballot request was later approved by voters, and sports, clubs and other activities were resurrected for a fee.
Perry says he wants to sponsor as many children as possible and wants part of the money to go toward Finland and some to the foundation.
Mulvany says hundreds of children will be helped by Perry's contribution.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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