The Jonas Brothers aren’t necessarily three young men you’d normally associate with football, what with their curly locks and their love of skinny jeans. But they’ll be on hand to perform at the halftime show during the Thanksgiving Day game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks, The Associated Press reports.
The performance kicks off the 2008 Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas campaign, which has raised more than $1 billion since the Cowboys began partnering with the program in 1997. That money has been used to help 30 million people each year.
“I was born in Dallas, which makes performing with my brothers at the Cowboys’ halftime on Thanksgiving an incredible honor,” youngest brother Nick said, according to MarketWatch.com.
“This year, more than ever, the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign will make a huge impact for families at Christmas and throughout the year,” Kevin said. “It’s very important for us to give back. We’d like to thank Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys, Israel Gaither and the Salvation Army for inviting us to be part of this awesome Thanksgiving tradition. We’ll remember this for a long time to come.”
In the past, “American Idol” winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have performed at the game, in addition to Sheryl Crow, Destiny’s Child and Jessica Simpson. Last year, the campaign, which runs through Christmas Eve, raised a record $118 million.
The guys also recently revealed more info on their latest video, “Lovebug,” a “Notebook”-inspired clip that they made with director Philip Andelman. The brothers told People.com that Camilla Belle (10,000 BC, When a Stranger Calls) makes a cameo in the video, which will debut October 19 on the Disney Channel.