Viral fraternity video leads to Taylor Swift tickets for dozens of Kentucky kids

LEXINGTON, Ky (WKYT) - The members of a Lexington fraternity that received nationwide attention for a video were given dozens of concert tickets by Taylor Swift. They passed along half of those tickets to kids in central Kentucky.

More than a year ago the brothers of the Delta Sigma Phi- Beta Mu fraternity at Transylvania University posted a video that went viral and drew the attention of Taylor Swift. Tuesday night that video paid off for them and dozens of kids.

The single take lip dub of "Shake It Off" got millions of views. It also got Taylor Swift to promise the students tickets for them and their dates at an upcoming concert.

"We all got two tickets so we all thought this is just a gift and it would be a shame not to do something good with it," said Barton Lynch.

They decided to give the 37 tickets to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass.

"Before we could even follow up on it the fraternity had already reached out to us," said Glenn Means, the development director for the organization.

"She told me when we got the tickets," said Nevaeh Coney. "I was happy and it was my first time going to a concert."

This isn't the first time the fraternity used the video to help others. When it first went viral they used their YouTube channel to help raise money for leukemia.



 
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