DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock made good on his vow to donate to five organizations in his hometown of Detroit.
The musician born Robert Ritchie announced during the Detroit NAACP branch’s annual fundraising dinner on May 1 that his foundation would give $50,000 to city recreation centers, a conservancy on Belle Isle, a youth theater group, a youth training agency and Habitat for Humanity.
Rock officially handed over the money to the organizations Monday afternoon at Mayor Dave Bing’s office.
The mayor called Rock “a guy who’s Detroit through and through.”
Rock met recently with Bing and asked how he could help the city. The gifts to the five groups were the result of that meeting.
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