Phish [sic] Donates to music program

The Press of Atlantic City wrote an article about the Foundation’s recent tour grant to ACHS, though mis-attributed it to the band rather than our fan-managed effort:

Rock group Phish donates $1,000 to music program at ACHS

Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 10:30 pm | Updated: 6:24 pm, Tue Nov 2, 2010.

The Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit group organized by fans of the band Phish, announced Friday that it has donated $1,000 toward music education programs at Atlantic City High School.

The group wrote in a statement that a check was sent to the school as part of an effort by fans to support communities touched by Phish tours and to encourage support for music education. Phish is performing this weekend at Boardwalk Hall. Additional funds also will be raised during the Phamily Poker Classic charity tournament this weekend at Tropicana Casino and Resort.

The Mockingbird Foundation has donated $616,000 to organizations in 42 states since its founding in 1996, the group’s website states.

“The Foundation is pleased to support Atlantic City High School’s music department and hopes to inspire others to support it and the students at ACHS as well,” Mockingbird board member and tournament co-organizer Charlie Dirksen said in a statement.

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