Individuals and companies from San Diego to Salt Lake City and beyond will support people with disabilities and special needs everywhere
Phoenix, Ariz. – Independent touring and recording artist Scott Helmer, who has opened for iconic acts such as Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down, Jeff Bridges, Eric Burdon & The Animals, and Big Country, is spending a year and a half traveling more than 25,000 miles across America, donating his time and talent by performing at 200+ 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.
This fall Helmer will raise the stakes of his already-successful ‘Support YOUR Cause’ tour and break the Guinness World Records title for Most Live Concerts in 24 Hours (multiple cities). The current record is 10, set by Hunter Hayes in 2014. Helmer plans to beat that record with 12 concerts in 24 hours from November 30 to December 1, 2015, a date that coincides with #GivingTuesday. His goal is to help raise $1 million for Kostopulos Dream Foundation, home of Camp K in Salt Lake City, UT and raise awareness about people living with disabilities and special needs around the world.
Helmer’s world record attempt will launch from the decks of the USS Midway in San Diego at 9 PM (PST) on November 30 and 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. This 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 helping to be the much-needed voice for people with disabilities around the globe. Helmer’s attempt will also include stops in St. George, Cedar City, Provo, Logan, and Ogden, as well as the wrap-up in Salt Lake City. Companies interested in becoming a sponsor should click here
“Not only is this the biggest thing to happen at Camp K in our more than 50-year history,” says Camp K’s President and CEO, Mircea Divricean, “but when it comes to raising awareness about people living with disabilities, this could be the biggest story ever for Utah, America, and perhaps even the world!” Additional information about the world record attempt can be found here, and more details about the launch, including ticket sales, will be announced soon.
Divricean adds, 'nearly 50 million Americans and one billion people worldwide are currently living with disabilities and special needs. Individuals and companies can help us be their much-needed voice by supporting Scott Helmers Guinness World Records title attempt for Camp K on #GivingTuesday. This is their chance to help children and adults living with disabilities and special needs around the world live full, meaningful lives.'
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.
Theatres, non-profits and charities wishing to fundraise for 'their' cause with Helmer's tour before DEC 31, 2015 can register here. Scott Helmer proudly endorses Elixir Strings, Analog Man Pedals and Gator Cases. Tour booking support provided by ConnectAndSell.