07/21/2011 03:30 pm ET | Updated Sep 20, 2011

Michael Jackson 'Thriller' Jacket: Superhero Kids One Of First To Receive Funds From Charity Tour

Milton Verret is giving some Austin children a "thrill."

The East Texas man has been using a jacket worn by Michael Jackson in the "Thriller" music video to generate thousands of dollars for children's charities.

The jacket, signed on the sleeve by the singer who died in 2009, is earning money from corporate sponsors who are supporting the jacket's charity tour.

Austin's YNN reports that Verret wrote a $100,000 check for Superhero Kids, a charity that helps families with cancer patients. The nonprofit provides funding for non-medical expenses like transportation, basic living expenses and special educational needs.

"You see the kids sitting there with the needles in their arms, it's pretty emotional," Verret told YNN.

In June, the AP reported that Verret bought the jacket for $1.8 million.

The piece of pop culture history was sold as part of the Rock Icons auction run by Julien's Auction House, according to NME.