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GRiZ Receives "Spirit of Detroit" Award, Raises $30,000 with Second '12 Days of GRiZMAS' Event

by Cailey Lindberg   Dec 26, 2015 21:00 PM EST

GRiZ is giving big (and winning big) this holiday season with his second annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS event. The DJ and producer has raised upwards of $30,000 for Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit charity that works to provide both instruments and a free music education for children in impoverished schools across the nation. For his work with the charity, GRiZ and his label, All Good Records, received the "Spirit of Detroit Award" for his support of his home base.

Brenda Jones, who serves as president of the Detroit City Council, said in a statement released to Billboard, "GRiZ is a staple, not only in the electronic music circuit, but a staple of Detroit. Your music is for all of us, it's meant to be experienced, danced to and sung-a-long to."

"The GRiZ Fam is such an incredible community that we were able to leverage in an attempt to do something for the greater good," Jordan Kleiman who serves as the label manager for All Good Records said in another statement released to Billboard. "Music education is very important to us and we have been overwhelmed by the support, not only from our fan base but from the entire Detroit community at large."

12 Days of GRiZMAS ran over the course of twelve days and involved fans doing both charitable works in their hometown as well as fans having the opportunity to meet the famed DJ and producer. The charitable works that fans were able to choose from included visiting dog shelters, delivering food to the homeless in addition to donating clothing. An exclusive warehouse party, a real live Detroit music industry panel and a beer tasting at a local Michigan brewery followed the do-good activities.

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