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Fall Out Boy Are 'Champions' For Chicago Kids, Announce #FOBChampion Campaign
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.”
To kick things off, we're donating & teaming up w @BacktotheRoots to provide 20k elementary school kids in the Chicago area w food education— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) September 14, 2017
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.
With the #MANIAtour coming up, we want to do something special with the other funds we’ve raised...— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) September 14, 2017
A way for us to honor local champions. Kind, generous, brave people who are helping change the world for the better https://t.co/lVRODRJVM0— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) September 14, 2017
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.