Businesses invited to sponsor Scott Helmer’s Guinness World Records title attempt and benefit Camp K’s work with children and adults with disabilities and special needs
Phoenix, Ariz. – If you had told entertainer Scott Helmer a few years ago that he’d be attempting to break a Guinness World Records title this fall, he probably wouldn't have believed you. But that’s exactly what he’ll be doing during the 24 hours from Monday night November 30 to Tuesday night December 1, a date widely known as #GivingTuesday. The independent touring and recording artist has set his sites on the Guinness World Records title for Most Live Concerts in 24 Hours (multiple cities). Originally set by hip-hop star Jay-Z in 2006, the current record is 10, set by Hunter Hayes in 2014. Helmer plans to beat that record with 12 concerts.
Helmer’s attempt isn’t just for the sake of winning a Guinness World Records title. His real goal is to help raise $1 million for Kostopulos Dream Foundation, home of Camp K in Salt Lake City, UT, a non-profit that has existed for more than 50 years to serve children and adults living with disabilities and special needs from around the world. But Helmer needs sponsorship support to pull off his ambitious plan.
The world record attempt offers a unique sponsorship opportunity for businesses across America to promote their brands during a history-making event while supporting the good work of Camp K and being a much-needed voice for people with disabilities around the globe. This is the kind of opportunity that only rarely presents itself. Companies interested in becoming a sponsor should click here.
The attempt will launch in San Diego at 9 PM (PST) on November 30, which will end at the Grand Theatre in Salt Lake City on December 1 at 10 PM (MST). In between those “bookends,” Helmer will be performing 10 additional short concerts in CA, NV, and UT, including appearances in Hollywood, Las Vegas, St. George, Cedar City, Provo, Ogden, and the wrap-up in Salt Lake City. Additional information about the world record attempt can be found here, and more details about the launch, including ticket sales, will be announced soon. Updated information on appearance locations can be found here.
“This is the biggest thing to happen at Camp K in our more than 50-year history,” says Camp K’s President and CEO, Mircea Divricean, “and an amazing opportunity for individuals and companies to support the nearly 50 million Americans and one billion people worldwide are currently living with disabilities and special needs.”
Helmer, who has opened for iconic acts such as Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down, Jeff Bridges, Eric Burdon & The Animals, and Big Country, has already spent months traveling more than 25,000 miles across America, donating his time and talent by performing scores of concerts for free in venues ranging from historic theatres to Harley-Davidson dealerships, all to help raise $1 million for good causes. To date, Helmer's tour has helped raise over $700,000 for worthy causes ranging from special needs children and adults to military veterans and their families, animal and pet charities, food banks, non-profit theatres, and many more. The world record attempt will turbo-boost his already-successful tour.
It’s hard to imagine a person like Helmer would ever put a gun in his mouth to commit suicide, but he did exactly that during his darkest hour in 2008. “Everything I’m doing now goes back to that moment where I was one second away from pulling the trigger,” says Helmer.
After making a huge mistake back in 2008 that cost him his livelihood and his family, Helmer hit the reset button on his life to focus on three simple things: Creating music, performing music, and helping others, which is why he’s also an enthusiastic volunteer for Musicians On Call. Helmer notes, “If I can come back from the brink, anyone can. I hope my story inspires others to never give up.” He is deeply moved by the good work happening at Camp K on behalf of people living with disabilities, and hopes millions of people from around the world will support this important cause.