Fender launches non-profit Fender Play Foundation with artist ambassadors from Green Day, Fall Out Boy and more

Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie with student (Image credit: courtesy of Fender)

Fender has announced the Fender Play Foundation, a new non-profit initiative providing resources and music education opportunities to equip, educate and inspire young players.

The company also announced the first round of artist ambassadors to work alongside the foundation, which include Chris Stapleton, Avril Lavigne, Ashley McBryde, Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie, Green Day’s Mike Dirnt and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz; more will be added for 2020.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.