WWE® Launches Global Fundraiser to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

03/27/2017

WWE® Launches Global Fundraiser to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced the launch of this year’s Superstars for Hope, a global online fundraising campaign with Prizeo, that will give one lucky winner the Ultimate WrestleMania 34 Experience in New Orleans with proceeds benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Fans can now visit www.Prizeo.com/WWE and have the opportunity to donate as little as $10 for a chance to win the Ultimate WrestleMania 34 Experience. Those who support the campaign will also have the opportunity to win additional rewards, based on their donation amount.

“For the second year in a row, WWE's ‘Superstars for Hope’ campaign will support Boys & Girls Clubs of America to further enhance their efforts to enable young people to reach their full potential,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “WWE is committed to using the power of our brand to give back and leave a lasting impact on local communities.”

“Boys & Girls Clubs of America is honored to receive support from WWE’s Superstars for Hope campaign,” said Frank Sanchez, National Vice President, Business & Community Affairs. “WWE and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have formed a tremendous partnership where together we provide Club kids all across the U.S. with the tools and skills to eradicate bullying in their communities. We are thankful to have a partner like WWE that cares so deeply about America’s youth.”

The Ultimate WrestleMania 34 Experience includes:

  • 2 Ringside Tickets to WrestleMania 34 including:
    – Meet and greet with WWE Superstars
    – Exclusive sneak peek of the WrestleMania set before doors open
    – Picture on the ramp before WrestleMania
    – Backstage tour of Mercedes-Benz Superdome and get interviewed on the WrestleMania set
    – Design your own WrestleMania ring gear and have a photo shoot
  • 2 VIP Tickets to the WWE Hall of Fame 2018
    – Walk the red carpet during the Hall of Fame Pre-Show
    – Sit in talent section during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • 2 VIP Tickets to WrestleMania 34 Axxess, WWE’s ultimate fan event
  • 2 Ringside Tickets to NXT TakeOver: New Orleans
    – Backstage meet and greet with NXT Superstars
  • 2 Invitations to WrestleMania Week private events
  • WWE Championship Title autographed by WWE Superstars
  • Roundtrip airfare for two people plus hotel accommodations for three nights in New Orleans

Fans can click here now through Friday, April 21, to donate for their chance to win.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,300 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter. http://bgca.org/twitter.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE:WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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About Prizeo
Prizeo is a celebrity digital fundraising platform that provides influential personalities an unparalleled platform to raise funds and awareness for charitable causes by offering fans the chance to win unique experiences. Launched in 2013, Prizeo has raised tens of millions of dollars for thousands of charities and has ignited a base of millennials to become first-time charitable donors through an exciting and inclusive platform.

Prizeo campaigns have featured celebrities such as One Direction, Justin Bieber, Lin Manuel Miranda, Will Ferrell, Lady Gaga, Bill Murray, Samuel L. Jackson, Steven Tyler, Mark Ruffalo, George R.R. Martin, Ed Sheeran, Zac Efron, Tyler Oakley, Connor Franta and Kobe Bryant.

Prizeo is a member of the Charity Network, recently named one of Fast Company’s 2017 Most Innovative Companies. It serves as a sister company to Charitybuzz, an online charity auction platform, and Chideo, a charity video network. To learn more visit: www.prizeo.com.

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