Selena Gomez, the 21-year-old pop princess and actress from Grand Prairie, Texas, has received a lot of fame lately. The pop star has recorded two well-known singles (Love You Like a Love Song and Come And Get It) that are commonly heard on mainstream radio, as well as starring in various teen-oriented films. Gomez will also be receiving a lot of attention this coming Thanksgiving Day.
According to E! Online, Gomez will be performing during the halftime show of the Thanksgiving football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders. This event will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX--Gomez's home state. In a statement released this past Sunday on DallasNews.com, the pop singer expressed her excitement for performing at the upcoming football game:
"I'm so excited to be here. I'm from Texas, so I'm a little nervous, I'm not going to lie. But I'm very honored and I hope that we come—me, my dancers and my band—and we give Texas a really good show and I make them proud."
Apart from performing, Gomez has always been into philanthropy. Recently, Gomez took part in the "Hope For Haiti Now" telethon and has also been named as an ambassador for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Gomez's performance at the upcoming Thanksgiving football game will kick off the Salvation Army's 123rd "Red Kettle Campaign," marking another great cause that Gomez is involved with. Her involvement with this milestone was announced on her Twitter account.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) November 3, 2013
The Salvation Army's "Red Kettle Campaign" collected $148.7 million dollars last year (2013) (according to Yahoo! News). Charlotte Jones Anderson, the Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer for the Dallas Cowboys (and National Advisory Chairperson for The Salvation Army), is also excited for Gomez to perform. As stated in the Yahoo! News article, Anderson praised Gomez with the following statement:
"We are thrilled to have Selena kick off the Red Kettle Campaign and be a part of this time-honored tradition. Her amazing performance, a national stage and a huge, enthusiastic fan base will be a powerful start to Red Kettle 2013."
The Thanksgiving football game will air on television November 28th, and fans of Gomez can contribute to the "Red Kettle Campaign" here via OnlineRedKettle.org.[Image source: YouTube (0:57)]