The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan announces Highland Park benefit event with NWA wrestling company

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and his National Wrestling Alliance wrestling company have announced a benefit in support of Highland Park, Illinois, a year after the 2022 mass shooting in the Chicago suburb during a July 4 parade.

The event takes place July 8 and will raise money for 8-year-old Cooper Roberts, who was seriously injured in the shooting, and has required extensive surgery and care over the past year.

“This event is a testament to the community’s resilience and the unifying power of wrestling,” Corgan says.

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Corgan has long lived in Highland Park, and his Madame ZuZu’s tea shop is located there. Last year, he held a streaming benefit concert in support of the victims.

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