Scotty McCreery was back in Newtown yesterday to meet with 12.14 leaders, participate in 2014 planning activities for the Foundation and speak with local media groups. This was Scotty's second visit to Newtown in two months (he previously visited in December), ane he spoke extensively about his motivation for joining the Foundation and his goals as goodwill ambassador.
"Newtown is a great town with great people," said Scotty. "Although a terrible tragedy happened here, it does not define the people who live in this area."
“When we were approached about becoming a goodwill ambassador for 12.14 Foundation, I saw the passion they had, and it fit in with what we believe,” Scotty continued. “Having a number one record is nice, but the main thing for me is impacting people’s lives in a positive way through music and the performing arts, and that’s what the 12.14 Foundation is doing. Being an ambassador for the Foundation is something I want to carry around everywhere I go.”
About helping to build awareness for Newtown and 12.14 Foundation, Scotty explained, "Everybody was touched by this. Everybody heard the news. People couldn't believe what they were hearing and wanted to help in any way they could. So when they hear what we're doing, and that we're serious about this, they'll want to help, too, and be a part of it."
As a goodwill ambassador, Scotty will make personal appearances on behalf of the Foundation and help build visibility for the Foundation's work to his fan base via social media and other public communications. Click the image below to watch an interview with Scotty and Fox CT's Jeevan Vittal.
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More Links from Scotty's Visit
Below are links to a few more interviews Scotty gave while he was in Newtown yesterday:
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