Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Deaf school gets last laugh

Thanks to Taylor Swift a deaf school is getting $50k. She had agreed to play for the school that received the most Facebook votes. Some pranksters got the idea of voting for Boston's Horace Mann School for the Deaf. When thousands of votes for the deaf school rolled in, the contest organizers took the school out of the running. When she found out what had happened, Swift decided to give the school $10k herself. That was matched by corporate sponsors Papa John's Pizza, Cover Girl, American Greetings and textbook rental company Chegg totaling $50k. VH-1's Save the Music program donated another $10,000 in musical instruments. Students at the school will get a free ticket to her next Boston show.