A guitar bearing Taylor Swift’s signature has sold at a cancer charity auction for a whopping $120,000.
Country star Toby Keith and Friends hosted the 2023 OK Kids Korral auction, which raised an incredible $1.8 million for children battling the deadly disease, and the Grammy winner’s instrument was the top seller.
A personal dinner with Keith went for $70,000 and a fishing trip made $80,000.
A guitar signed by country music superstars Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, and more also fetched $44,000.
The Bengals’ Joe Burrow, Warriors’ Steph Curry, and Tiger Woods also offered up memorabilia.
Last year, Taylor Swift’s signed ‘Midnights’ guitar sold for $12,500. The ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker’s acoustically boasted a picture of the star lying on the couch.
The money raised from selling the instrument will benefit war veterans suffering from PTSD. It was part of the Raven Drum Foundation’s second annual 12 Drummers Drumming sale.
The non-profit was founded by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and his wife Lauren Monroe.
Meanwhile, Taylor recently made a generous donation to a food bank in Detroit, Michigan.
The 33-year-old singer has been donating to food poverty charities in cities on her ‘Eras Tour’, and she recently sent money to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, as she played two nights at Detroit’s Ford Field earlier this month.
Quoting the ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker, the food bank wrote on Facebook: “No matter what happens in life, be good to people.”
The post added, “These words ring true today with Taylor’s surprise donation to Gleaners during her #TSTheErasTour stop in #Detroit. Thank you for making an impact and empowering kids and families with nutritious food!”
In a statement to a local press, Kristin Sokul, a representative for Gleaners, said: “Taylor Swift’s support of food banks across the country comes at such a critical time for so many emergency food providers — when resources are down, and need is up. Her generosity goes beyond dollars for meals. The space in her heart will empower households across Southeast Michigan to live happier, healthier lives and elevate the important issue of food security so others who have the ability to help can be inspired by her example. The Gleaners team is so grateful for this incredible gift.”
The generous sum was not disclosed.
Earlier on the tour, Taylor donated enough money to make 125,000 meals for food bank users in Tampa Bay, Florida.
The musician kicked off ‘The Eras’ trek in Glendale, Arizona, on March 17, and it was revealed that she made a surprise donation to the Arizona Food Bank Network as part of a commitment to make a positive impact in the communities during her tour .
Terri Shoemaker, Vice President of External Relations at the Arizona Food Bank Network, told Azcentral.com: “It’s not every day that you get a call from someone who works in PR for Taylor Swift, so we were dubious at first, but happily, it turned out to be absolutely real.
“Donations like this from very high-profile people like Taylor Swift help denote that hunger is still a problem in the US It’s here and it’s a problem across the country. to support organizations in the community … “
Bosses at the Three Square food bank, which helps struggling families in Nevada, revealed it had also had a donation from the musician.
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