Fall Out Boy Are 'Champions' For Chicago Kids, Announce #FOBChampion Campaign

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Pamela Littky

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Fall Out Boy announced on Thursday (Sept. 14) the creation of the Fall Out Boy Fund as a way to give back to their hometown of Chicago. The band will first team up with Back to the Roots to get twenty-thousand Chicago students going green and healthy with a proper food education.

As the press release explains, “With the funds, the band [was] able to provide 20,000 elementary school kids in the Chicago area with an indoor gardening kit by Back to the Roots and a STEM curriculum to each student.”

The band added that their philanthropic efforts would not end in Chicago. Starting in October 2017, they will set out on their The Champion of the M A  N   I    A Tour with a mission to highlight champions of the cities they visit.

Fans can nominate themselves or someone they know that makes a difference in their community using the hashtag #FOBChampion on Instagram. Winners are invited to their city’s show and will get a shout-out from the band during the set. Additionally, winners will get to choose a charity of their choice to receive a donation via the Fall Out Boy Fund.

In the statement, Fall Out Boy says, “Our #FOBChampion campaign is a way to spread a little light during dark times. We want to celebrate people that exemplify kindness, bravery, generosity, and everything else that brings goodness to the forefront.”

This new charitable addition to the M A  N   I    A Tour comes just a few weeks after Fall Out Boy pledged the proceeds of their upcoming Nov. 7 concert in Houston to benefit local Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Purchase tickets to The Champion of the M A  N   I    A Tour here, and nominate your local “champion” with #FOBChampion on Instagram. Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album M A  N   I    A comes out Jan. 19, 2018.