Sunday, November 3, 2013

Selena Gomez to perform Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Halftime show

Selena Gomez will perform the halftime show at the Dallas Cowboys home game against the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving Day, as the singer helps to kick off The Salvation Army’s 123rd Red Kettle Campaign.

“Dallas is my hometown, and to be invited to perform on behalf of The Salvation Army is such a great honor,” said Gomez. “Giving back is so important, and I am looking forward to kicking off the iconic Red Kettle Campaign and getting those bells ringing across the nation to help families and children in need.”

The Cowboys have partnered with the Army to launch the Red Kettle Campaign – the longest-running fundraiser in history – on Thanksgiving Day since 1997, raising over $1.75 billion in 16 years for meals, clothing, shelter, Christmas toys and countless other services for millions of families in need.

“You should expect something new with a twist of old,” Gomez hinted of her Red Kettle Kickoff performance. “We had to make it special for my hometown.”

Growing up in Texas, where her family still resides, Gomez said being a Cowboys fan was “natural.” She recalls watching past Red Kettle Kickoffs, and cited Kelly Clarkson as a favorite past performer.

“I don’t think you can be from Texas and not watch a Cowboys Thanksgiving game,” she said.

Come Thanksgiving Day, fans and supporters may donate to the Red Kettle Campaign on Gomez’s Online Red Kettle at The top five fundraisers will receive the chance to virtually connect with Gomez through a Google Hangout.

Supporters may also donate by texting the word “GIVE” to 80888, in addition to dropping donations directly in red kettles in streets across the nation.

Gomez is currently on tour promoting her latest album, “Stars Dance.”

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