Guitar manufacturer Fender has announced an incredible non-profit with the mission to educate, equip and inspire young players. The Fender Play Foundation is teaming up with artists such as Panic! At The Disco‘s Brendon Urie, Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz and more to raise money for musical education.
Check out the details and see who is involved below!
According to Fender’s website, the non-profit will work with “organizations, educators and artists to support communities through equipment donations, personalized instruction and artist experiences.”
Fender made the announcement regarding the organization via social media.
“We’re proud to introduce the Fender Play Foundation, our non-profit driven by the mission to equip, educate and inspire young players. See which artists we’re teaming up with to raise $3 million for music educational institutions and organizations.”
We’re proud to introduce the Fender Play Foundation, our non-profit driven by the mission to equip, educate and inspire young players. See which artists we’re teaming up with to raise $3 million for music educational institutions and organizations: https://t.co/lnhcdf1ZKP pic.twitter.com/ykO8A1W5Ep
— Fender (@Fender) September 18, 2019
Along with Urie and Wentz, ambassadors include Green Day’s Mike Dirnt, Avril Lavigne, Chris Stapleton and Ashley McBryde.
“I’m excited to team up with the Fender Play Foundation to support the next generation of shredders,” Urie says. “Growing up in Vegas my music mentors and education were such a huge influence on my life, I hope through partnering with Fender, that I can help do the same for young musicians!”
The goal is to raise $3 million over the course of the next three years for educational organizations and institutions.
Initially, Fender will donate $1 million to organizations in Los Angeles, Nashville and Scottsdale with plans to expand to more cities next year.
For more information on the non-profit, check out their website located here.