Colts’ owner Jim Irsay helps local choir go to Disney World to perform

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Local choir students are headed to Walt Disney World, thanks in part to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

Irsay asked his Twitter followers to consider donating money to help send students of the Arsenal Tech High School choir to the popular amusement park in Orlando, Fla., where they will be performing.

Irsay announced on his Twitter Friday that enough money was raised to send the choir, and a check was presented to choir director Cindy Hartshorn.

“The excitement we have is second only to our appreciation for Mr. Irsay and all the other generous people in our community who have supported us,” said Hartshorn.

The money raised will be used to reduce the cost per student and to assist a couple of students who needed significant financial support, said officials with Indianapolis Public Schools.

The choir will depart on March 31, and they will perform twice at Disney World.  The students will return on April 5.