Selena Gomez Teams Up With Salvation Army for Dallas' Cowboys Thanksgiving Game

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Texan Selena Gomez is about to participate in one major Dallas tradition! 

The singer will be the halftime performer for the Dallas Cowboys’ annual Thanksgiving game. Her performance at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington will kick off the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign

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

In a statement to the press, the Grand Prairie, Texas native also admitted that she's a huge Cowboys fan. "I don't think you can be from Texas, and not watch a Cowboys Thanksgiving game," she said.

According to Fox News Latino, Gomez’s performance will mark the 17th year the Salvation Army and NFL have worked together. Since the musical introduction of the event began in 1997, the fundraiser has raised $1.75 billion.

“We are thrilled to have Selena kick off the Red Kettle Campaign and be part of this time-honored tradition,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, the executive vice president for the Cowboys, “Her amazing performance, a national stage and huge, enthusiastic fan base will be a powerful start to Red Kettle 2013.”

You can watch Gomez’s performance at the Cowboys’ game against the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

 

 

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Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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