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Metallica donates $100,000 to Texas community college

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas – A Houston-area college was one of ten community colleges to receive $100,000 from legendary heavy metal band, Metallica.

Metallica's All Within My Hands foundation donated a total of $1 million to 10 community colleges across the nation, including Lonestar Community College in The Woodlands.

According to a news release, the funds will go toward supporting students who are "looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program." The funds will support more than 1,000 students pursuing a traditional trade or applied skill.

All Within My Hands partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges to dole out the grants.

“All of us in the band feel fortunate that music has provided us the opportunity to be successful doing something we are passionate about," said Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. "We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same.”

The news release stated that the following ten community colleges were selected based on stops during Metallica's WorldWired tour:

  • Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon
  • College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
  • Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas
  • North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington
  • Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology, Wichita, Kansas