Airport Authority gives arts, music funds to westside schools

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 3:07pm

The Metro Nashville Airport Authority presented $52,000 in checks today to four Nashville schools for use in their arts and music programs.

The checks were presented by Airport Authority chairman James Cheek and President and CEO Raul Regalado to west Nashville schools near John C. Tune Airport.

The funds were provided to H.G. Hills Middle School, Bellevue Middle School, Hillwood High School and Pearl-Cohn Comprehensive Business Magnet High School.

The Airport Authority has given funds totaling $282,000 to the McGavock Cluster. The funds were raised during the annual Aviation Classic Golf Tournament.

“The Authority strives to provide the Nashville Airports Experience to our passengers and partners, which includes a long-time commitment to fostering local students’ interest in the arts,” Regalado said. “The MNAA, along with generous community support, has contributed more than $282,000 to benefit Metro Nashville youth over the past five years. We are honored to play a role in encouraging our community’s students to expand their horizons through art and music education.”