2Pac's mom donates 15 g's to school
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) -- The mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur has donated
$15,000 to her former elementary school.
Afeni Shakur presented the check to W.H. Knuckles Elementary School on Saturday before attending a benefit golf tournament she organized to raise money for new playground equipment and a school fence. The event raised about $2,500.
"Ms. Shakur approached us about this," said school principal Susan Blackmon. "She wanted to make a contribution to the school and to the community."
W.H. Knuckles is a pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade school in south Lumberton. Built in 1912, it's the only year-round school in Robeson County, where Shakur still has family.
Shakur recently produced a double album of her son's unreleased songs. Proceeds from the "Better Dayz" CD will go to the Tupac Shakur Foundation, which provides training to aspiring artists.