Eric Church made a 10-year-old fan in California very happy when he surprised her by donating $10,000 to her elementary school's jog-a-thon.

Eric was midway through his set in San Francisco on Saturday night, (Sept. 28) when he noticed Makenna Wallace, who had made a green sign asking him if he would sponsor her in her school's fundraiser. From the stage, he said to her, “I will sponsor you for your jog-a-thon.”

After he crowd cheered, he added, “I like your shades by the way," referring to her sunglasses similar to his signature aviators. Wallace attends Soulsbyville Elementary School, and she had already raised $735 by running 15 laps, which totaled about three miles. Someone from Eric’s team got her info at the show that night and on Monday she received notice of just how big his donation was going to be.

The school planned to unveil the donation by presenting an oversized check during a school assembly.

  • Eric just scored his eighth #1 hit on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with "Some of It." T
  • Quote: “If I could say anything to him I would say, thank you, you’re my hero, stuff like that,” Makenna Wallace tells the Union-Democrat. “I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is really happening? I was shaky. I was happy, nervous, it was awesome.”
  • His concert in San Francisco was part of his ongoing Double Down Tour.