Knight, the incarcerated head of Death Row Records,
has shown an act of generosity from behind bars to a group of
students in Sacramento, who lost their playground to a fire.
On November 19th,
an Arsonist set fire to the Hillsdale Head Start playground. The
arson received a lot of media attention and Suge, who was watching
Television from his cell at Mule Creek State Prison where he is
finishing up a 9 year bid, decided he wanted to take action.
Suge donated $21,000
to the program through Death Row Records, so they could reopen
their playground for the children.
"This was just him watching
television, watching the local news, and the story really spoke
to him. And he’s a guy who grew up in Compton, and he related
to these kids and just really felt bad for them," Knight’s
publicist Jonathan Wolfson said.
"It was Suge’s agent that called and said, ‘We’d like to
do something to replace the equipment. Would you like a check?’
And we said wonderful," Hillsdale manager Sharon Neese said.
"When his agent called and
said he wanted to do this, we wanted to believe in the good in
people. And he wanted to do something for the children. He knows
what poverty is all about. He’s lived in it, and I believe that
that is what motivated him," Neese said.
Manager say the amount is more
than enough to cover all of the equipment that was lost or damaged
due to the fire.