WWE Superstars Unveil Artistic Talents to Benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
WrestleMania is WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza that will take place Sunday, April 3 at the Georgia Dome. As the kick-off to WrestleMania Week, and in collaboration with the Atlanta Sports Council, proceeds from the fourth annual WrestleMania Art will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
“If there's any organization that could create a unique and elegant event to raise money for charity, it's WWE," said Shelton Stevens of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. “WWE’s presence in Atlanta not only represents significant economic impact for Atlanta’s economy, but will also help provide top-quality care to patients in Children's hospitals today and in the future. We are very grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Atlanta Sports Council to bring this event to Atlanta.”
Approximately 20 WWE Superstars and Divas have contributed art since the 2008 inaugural event in Orlando, Fla. WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler has created at least one piece of art live at each of the previous art events, and once again his artwork is expected to be one of the top attractions.
“We are excited to bring WrestleMania Art to the Fox Theatre and showcase a side of WWE Superstars and Divas that is not normally seen by WWE Fans,” said John Saboor, Senior Vice President of Special Events, WWE. “We are pleased that the proceeds from this event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.”
Tickets range from $10 to $175. VIP tickets ($175) include access to the red carpet arrival, a private reception in the theater’s Grand Salon with heavy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary full bar service prior to the live and silent auctions. General admission tickets ($50) include access to the red carpet arrival, light hors d'oeuvres in the theater’s Egyptian Ballroom and access to the live and silent auctions. Red carpet viewing tickets ($10) allow up-close access to the one-hour procession of WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends through the theater’s Arcade. To purchase tickets, visit www.choa.org/wweart.
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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 16 neighborhood locations, Children’s is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals by Parents magazine and U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.
About the Atlanta Sports Council
The Atlanta Sports Council promotes the value of sports growth in Atlanta and Georgia by acting as an authority on the economic impact, visibility and quality of life issues associated with sports. Its mission is to lead, organize and support sports development with the goal of building Atlanta’s reputation as the sports capital of the world. The Atlanta Sports Council was created in 1985 under the original name of Sports 2000, and is a division of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. For more information visit www.AtlantaSportsCouncil.com.
About WWE, Inc.
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, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.
Mary Lou Baxter