Oklahoma teen music sensation Greyson Chance, 13, brought in more than $40,000 between his two concerts and a meet-and-greet Saturday, reports Tricia Pemberton, one of my fine colleagues at The Oklahoman.
Greyson performed Saturday at Edmond Santa Fe High School for Double Wolf Dare Week, the school’s annual charity drive.
The Edmond-raised teen played to an audience of more than 500 people Saturday afternoon and almost 1,000 people Saturday night. In between, he met with about 250 fans during a meet-and-greet.
Ninety-five percent of the money raised for Double Wolf Dare Week will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an international nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness for children’s medical group, Tricia reports.
Five percent of the money will go to Angels Foster Family Network, which helps place foster children age 3 and younger. That charity is shared by all three Edmond high schools’ annual fundraising campaigns.
To read more about Greyson’s weekend shows and learn more about Santa Fe’s Double Wolf Dare Week, click here and go to Tricia’s story.
Greyson became a YouTube phenom after a video of his piano-and-voice cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” went viral last year. He now is touring with singer/actress Miranda Cosgrove (“iCarly”) and working on his debut album for eleveneleven, Ellen Degeneres’ boutique label distributed by Geffen/Interscope.