Justin Bieber will be given the Champ Of Charity award at the upcoming 2014 Young Hollywood Awards this Monday, July 28.
Justin Bieber is set to receive the Champ of Charity Award at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards on Monday, in recognition of his five years of outstanding work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The 20-year-old, who is oft in headlines for less-than-stellar activities, will get the chance to show his lesser known side at the Kelly Osbourne-hosted Annual Young Hollywood Awards.
The event honors and celebrates the accomplishments of young talent in the entertainment industry, and will air at 8/7c on The CW Network July 28.
Say what you will about Bieber, but he’s a worthy recipient of the Champ of Charity award.
The “Baby” singer has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2009.
Make-A-Wish president and CEO David Williams previously said of Bieber’s contribution:
“Despite his relentless schedule, Justin has been genuinely committed to granting wishes since the very beginning and a strong supporter of Make-A-Wish.”
Williams added, “Justin understands the impact on a child of a wish-come-true and how it can create positive changes in their outlook, help them feel better — and even influence their health.”
On August 10, 2013, Bieber set a record as the largest recording artist contributor at Make-A-Wish. He granted his 200th “Wish” when he met then eight-year-old Annalysha Brown-Rafanan before his Believe tour concert in Atlanta, Georgia. Annalysha still suffers from a life-threatening liver condition.
Justin will be joined at the YHAs by stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Bella Thorne, Kat Graham and Ansel Elgort.
Other nominees for awards include songstress and Bieber-duet collaborator Ariana Grande, the boyband One Direction, Nina Dobrev, Austin Mahone, Lea Michele, Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley, and Emma Stone.
In addition to being honored at the YHAs, there will be another highlight for the Biebs on the night. The Canadian star will be presented with his award by Oz teen singer Cody Simpson. The pair are currently collaborating on a special musical project and hit the studio twice this week.
“As the recipient of last year’s Champ of Charity Award, it’s an honor and a privilege to present my friend Justin Bieber with the award this year for his exemplary work with Make-A-Wish at The Young Hollywood Awards on Monday night,” Simpson told Hollywood Life.
Cody announced the news of Justin’s award on Thursday, tweeting:
— Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson) July 24, 2014
In 2013, Make-A-Wish granted over 226,000 children in the US alone their one expressed wish, along with thousands more in the 47 countries it operates in around the world.
On Thursday, Bieber also took to Twitter to express thanks to the Young Hollywood Awards organization, adding a note of praise to the children he has met through Make-A-Wish.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) July 24, 2014
Will you be tuning in to see Justin Bieber receive his Champ of Charity award at the YHAs?
Head to Young Hollywood Awards’ website for more information on the big night to come.
(Second video: Bieber meets profoundly disabled fan in Australia in 2012, also through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.)