The country star cut a check for $10,000 to Wallace's school, Soulsbyville Elementary School

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 08, 2019 07:15 PM

North Carolina crooner Eric Church has shown California how it’s done, friends.

At a concert earlier this month in San Francisco, Church spotted a 10-year-old girl named Makenna Wallace holding a sign requesting the singer sponsor her for her school’s jog-a-thon fundraiser. The country music 500 Internal Server Error

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The sweet story was picked up by local California newspaper The Union Democrat, which revealed that Church cut a check for $10,000 to Wallace’s school, Soulsbyville Elementary School. The money will go towards building a new playground at the school, for which Wallace had already raised $735 for after running around three miles for the initiative, prior to the concert.

“If I could say anything to him I would say, thank you, you’re my hero, stuff like that,” Wallace told The Union Democrat of Church’s generosity. “I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh this is really happening? I was really shaky. I was happy, nervous, it was awesome.”

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Guess it pays not to skip Church, after all.

Way to go, Miss Wallace.