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Pitt brothers donate $600,000 to university

Hollywood star Brad Pitt and his brother Doug have donated $600,000 to a university in Missouri to boost its sporting arena's green credentials.

india Updated: May 20, 2009 19:35 IST

Hollywood star Brad Pitt and his brother Doug have donated $600,000 to a university in Missouri to boost its sporting arena's green credentials.

Contactmusic.com reports that the Troy star and his younger brother handed over the money to Drury University in their childhood city of Springfield to help the institution's O'Reilly Family Event Center earn a Gold Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design (LEED) certification, making it the first arena in the US to land the eco-friendly title.

The building now features "low-flow water fixtures, a dedicated recycling area and a solar-reflective roof and pavement materials", according to PerezHilton.com.

In recognition of the brothers' generous payment, school officials have renamed the forecourt of the arena after their father, as the William A. Pitt Court.