McCreery will celebrate his 21st birthday on Thursday (October 9th), and he’s asking fans who are thinking of sending him a gift, to instead make a donation to the 12.14 Foundation.
Scotty serves as a National Goodwill Ambassador for the Newtown, Connecticut-based foundation that plans to build a multi-purpose performing arts and education center as a beacon of hope and positive change for use by and to benefit people everywhere. McCreery has made multiple visits to Newtown to meet with families there since the 2012 shooting tragedy which shocked the nation.
“I’ve got such wonderful, generous fans, and they have been e-mailing my fan club asking what they could send me to celebrate my birthday,” says Scotty. “They’ve already given me far more than I could ever have imagined by letting me live out my dreams, so I would like to encourage the fans to donate to the 12.14 Foundation. Together we can support a great organization doing positive things in a town that is still recovering. Let’s help them reach their goal of building a state-of-the art performing arts and education center. That would be the best birthday gift I could receive.”
Donations can be made by visiting the organization’s website at http://www.1214foundation.org/donate/. For those mailing checks, donations can be sent to 12.14 Foundation, P.O. Box 90, Newtown, CT, 06470.
Scotty will continue to support the organization when he bring his “See You Tonight Tour” with special guest Danielle Bradbery to the Toyota Oakdale in Wallingford, CT on Thursday, Dec. 4th for a 12.14 Foundation Benefit Concert.
Scotty is planning on a low-key birthday celebration with his buddies. “We’re gonna go to the beach and kind of hang out for the 21st party, and then we’re gonna head out from there and go to Pinehurst and we’re gonna go play a little golf,” says Scotty. “It’ll be a big time. Me and the guys are sure to enjoy that.”
After celebrating his birthday, McCreery will return to the road with upcoming dates in Fayetteville, North Carolina on October 17th, Toms River, New Jersey October 18th and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania October 19th.
For tour dates and more information, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com.
The now-legal adult has grown up before the nation’s eyes since winning the 10th season of American Idol at age 17.