Panic! At The Disco’s Highest Hopes Foundation has just been recognized by the city of Providence, Rhode Island for their advocacy and human rights achievements. Addressed to Brendon Urie, the mayor of Providence, as well as Councilwoman Carmen Castillo, recognized the Highest Hopes Foundation for their work with marginalized youth.
Today, Urie took to Twitter to share the news, which was being compiled by Providence City Council over the past few months.
“The Highest Hopes Foundation + @brendonurie recently got recognized by the city of Providence + councilwoman Carmen Castillo for our advocacy for human rights,” the Highest Hopes Foundation says in a tweet. “Now more than ever do we need to continue to fight the good fight.”
— Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) February 8, 2019
The documents enclosed in the award include a Resolution of the City Council, an official citation and a heartfelt letter from Mayor Jorge Elorza.
“I, Jorge O. Elorza, Mayor of the City of Providence, do hereby confer upon you this citation in recognition of your advocacy and dedication to all people and communities who are subject to discrimination and abuse on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Your commitment to your foundation, The Highest Hope Foundation, through which you lead, develop and advocate for human rights, and your participation in the “The State Farm Neighborhood of Good” program, where you use your energy, experience and influence to help kids at the Boys and Girls Club build their confidence, as they grow and dream into what they want to be, and your High Hopes message that has inspired people of all ages to keep reaching for their dreams, has earned you the admiration and respect of many. I am joined by the people of Providence in applauding you and in offering our sincere congratulations, with very best wishes for continued success in all your future endeavors.”
Over the course of the Pray For The Wicked tour, Urie has included many extra assets to help the Highest Hopes Foundation. For example, the Amazing Beebo, a mini-Brendon puppet, is currently telling fans their fortunes on the tour. Additionally, for every ticket purchased on the Pray For The Wicked tour, $1 will go directly to the foundation.
You can donate directly to the Highest Hopes Foundation here.
Additionally, you can check out the remaining dates for the Pray For The Wicked tour below and secure your tickets here.
02/08 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
02/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
02/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
02/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
02/15 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
02/16 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
02/19 – Oakland, CA @ ORACLE Arena
02/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
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