Pitbull to Kick Off 124th Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign With LIVE Halftime Performance During Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game

The alliance between the Salvation Army and the Dallas Cowboys in raising funds for its Red Kettle Campaign will be boosted by the international flavor of global superstar Pitbull.

According to Yahoo, Armando Christian Perez, known by his stage name Pitbull, will perform during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game on FOX against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, kicking off The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.

ABC affiliate WFFAA reported that Pitbull made the announcement during a show with Enrique Iglesias at American Airlines Center on Friday.

The Inquisitr earlier reported that the Pitbull and Enrique have been on tour since September and extend it nationally for 24 dates. The tour continued on Friday with a sold out performance in Dallas Forth Worth.

Pitbull on Saturday tweeted his gratitude to his 18 million followers, inviting them to the halftime show next month.

The halftime performance marks the 18th year the Dallas Cowboys have partnered with The Salvation Army to launch the campaign, which raises millions of dollars throughout the holiday season. Donations help provide meals and shelter for families and Christmas toys for millions of children, in addition to numerous other social services programs year-round such as substance abuse programs, shelter, and counseling for victims of domestic violence and military veteran assistance.

The Salvation Army in a press release said that it was thrilled to have Pitbull on board as the halftime performer for its fundraising campaign.

Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, national community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army, spoke about the partnership with the Dallas Cowboys and Pitbull.

“The Salvation Army is known for its iconic Red Kettles, but the heart behind those kettles is our effort to help America’s most vulnerable – children – and ensure that they have a warm, comfortable place to sleep, hot food to eat and toys to play with at Christmas. Our hope with the help of the Dallas Cowboys and Pitbull is to spread the word about the breadth and depth of our organization and make sure everyone knows that if they are in need, we are here to help.”

Pitbull is the newest addition to a list of Red Kettle Kickoff celebrity halftime performers including Selena Gomez, Kenny Chesney, Enrique Iglesias, Keith Urban, Daughtry, The Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Destiny’s Child, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, Creed, Jessica Simpson, Billy Gilman, Clint Black, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire.

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