Britney Spears donates to schools' flood recovery


August 15, 2017
Britney Spears

BATON ROUGE, Louisianna (AP):

Pop star Britney Spears is donating some of her Las Vegas show ticket sales to Louisiana schools for flood recovery.

The Kentwood, Louisiana native announced that US$1 of every ticket sold through the end of the year would be going to state schools in

a partnership with the Louisiana School Boards Association.

The Advocate reports that association executive director Scott Richard said Spears' contribution would go to a fund formed after last summer's floods damaged several schools.

The initial money will focus on helping schools and teachers buy instructional material.

Richard credited Louisiana

first lady Donna Edwards with helping with the donation.

Spears' mother, Lynne, and Edwards are friends. Both came from the same parish and were schoolteachers there.