It was a surprise announcement that Texas Southern University officials did not expect this morning.
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart announced on the Tom Joyner morning show that he was donating $50,000 to TSU’s band The Ocean of Soul.
There has been a fundraiser underway to get the band to the Michael Strahan Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio.
Eva Pickens with TSU says because the band can’t use state funds for the trip they kicked off the fundraiser called The Road to Canton.
She says the donation from Kevin Hart gets the band to the halfway mark of $100,000.
The clock is ticking because the big induction for Strahan who attended TSU is set for the end of July.
The Ocean of Soul is also expected to participate in the Hall of Fame parade if they raise enough money.
If you would like to donate:
Kendrick D. Callis
Texas Southern University
Communications Specialist – Office of Communications