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Greyson Chance concerts raise $40,000 for charity
EDMOND — Greyson Chance brought in more than $40,000 between two concerts and a meet-and-greet Saturday for Edmond Santa Fe High School's Double Wolf Dare Week.
The Edmond-raised teen performed to an audience of more than 500 people Saturday afternoon and almost 1,000 people Saturday night, said Debreon Davis, student council adviser for Santa Fe and an organizer of the event. In between the concerts, he met with about 250 fans during a meet-and-greet.
“The concerts ended up being great,” Davis said. “It was a good turnout, lots of screaming girls.”
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 groups. 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.
Double Wolf Dare Week starts Monday and runs through March 4, but students already are busy trying to reach their $130,000 goal, Davis said.
Saturday, Santa Fe will have a 5K run and 18-mile bike ride at Lake Hefner. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Stars and Stripes Park.
Next week, students will hold an assembly each day and an event each night to raise money toward their goal, Davis said.