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Ellen, Lowe’s surprise Rockport-Fulton HS with massive donation

Posted: 2:05 AM, Apr 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-16 03:05:44-04

The students at Rockport-Fulton High School are getting a huge gift from none other than Ellen DeGeneres herself.

Ellen heard about the damage Hurricane Harvey left in the Rockport-Fulton community, and the high school in particular.

The "Gold Gym", as it was affectionately known to Rockport-Fulton High School students, was destroyed in the storm.

In addition to students being unable to return to their homes, athletes were not able to play in the gym they knew so well.

Many students continued to play for the Pirates, even while attending school on other campuses for two months.

Ellen wanted to give back to the students that gave so much for their team, so she has committed $1,000,000 to rebuilding Rockport-Fulton’s beloved Gold Gym.

The partnership with Lowe’s is the biggest gift in show history.

Tune in to the big reveal this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. right here on KRIS 6.