Independent musician Scott Helmer is raising money for a Utah summer camp for kids and adults with disabilities and special needs as part of a world record attempt for the most concerts in 24 hours.
Helmer, who has opened for acts like Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down and Big Country, will be kicking off his world record attempt on the evening of Monday, November 30 at Tin Roof in San Diego and then performing 10 additional short concerts in California, Nevada and Utah on Giving Tuesday the next day.
Originally set by Jay-Z in 2006, the current record of 10 is held by Hunter Hayes. Helmer is partnering with ABC 4 Utah for the attempt and is getting an assist from the University of Utah, which has donated the use of one of its AirMed Helicopters to get him to the last five concerts in Utah.
The goal is to raise $1 million for the Kostopulos Dream Foundation’s Camp K in Salt Lake City. The nonprofit camp has been serving children and adults living with disabilities for more than 50 years.
“This is the biggest thing to happen at Camp K in our more than 50-year history,” Camp K’s President and CEO Mircea Divricean said in a news release.