WWE issued the following press release earlier today:
WWE® RALLIES YOUTH COMMUNITY
February 4, 2009
STAMFORD, CT —February 5, 2009—WWE is proud to announce WWE Community Champions, a program that celebrates youth who display outstanding community spirit. Selected youths will be featured in exclusive WWE videos to appear on WWE.com and WWEKids.com.
With its newest program, WWE Community Champions, WWE is looking to hear from parents of extraordinary youths and teens, grades 1-12, who are giving back to their community, whether it’s by helping to rebuild a dilapidated park, starting a reading program at school, or creating a recycling drive to clean up their city. WWE will review the youths’ stories on how they have made positive changes in their community to share with the WWE Universe™.
WWE Community Champions is the latest addition to WWE’s stable of youth outreach programs. These include Get R.E.A.L. (Respect, Education, Achievement and Leadership) READ, a nation-wide program in which Superstars promote literacy, and Circle of Champions, a joint effort with the Make-A-Wish® Foundation and other wish-granting agencies. Since 1982, Circle of Champions has brought together WWE Superstars and more than 5,000 youths with life-threatening illnesses across the world.
Parents of youths interested in becoming a WWE Community Champion should submit their stories or videos by mail to WWE Kids, Attn: WWE Kids Community Champions, 1241 East Main St., Stamford, CT 06902, or by email to CommunityChampions@wwe.com. If WWE chooses to feature a youth’s story, he or she may be interviewed by WWE in a video to run on WWE.com and/orWWEKids.com.
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