The Academy Promises It Won't Stiff the Girl Scouts on $65,000 Raised During Oscars

Academy Promises Girl Scout Money on the Way
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03/11/2016 AT 05:45 PM EST

The Academy plans to make good on its $65,000 promise to the Girl Scouts.

"Of course we have every intention of honoring our commitment to the Girl Scouts," a spokesperson at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences told Variety on Friday. "They were such a highlight, and we were happy to have them."

During the 88th Academy Awards, host Chris Rock invited his daughter's Girl Scout Troop to sell cookies to celebrities in the audience. Later, he announced the kids had raised a whopping $65,000.

"Girl Scouts is extremely honored and grateful for the generosity of the Academy and celebrities at the Oscars, which will benefit our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character," a representative of Girl Scouts of America tells PEOPLE.



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While the bake sale was part of a comedy bit, the Academy is assuring the public that the money is no joke after a report claimed the funds haven't reached the troop.

Earlier on Friday, TMZ questioned the veracity of the donation after the mother of a troop member told the website no funds had been delivered.

But according to Variety, the Academy insists the money is real and on its way.
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