STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the launch of this year’s Superstars for
Hope, a global online auction on Charitybuzz.com, featuring unique,
once-in-a-lifetime experiences to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Fans can now visit www.Charitybuzz.com/WWE
through Tuesday, April 5 to bid on exclusive experiences with WWE
Superstar John Cena®, WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Triple H®, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon
and packages with the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, New York Yankees
and many more.
“WWE is dedicated to using the power of our brand to give back to the
community in as many ways as we can,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief
Brand Officer. “I am proud that this year’s Superstars for Hope campaign
will support Boys and Girls Clubs of America to further enhance their
efforts to build future leaders and positively affect the lives of our
“Boys & Girls Clubs of America is honored to receive support from WWE’s
Superstars for Hope campaign,” said Frank Sanchez, National Vice
President, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “WWE and Boys & Girls Clubs of
America will work together to 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
Online auction highlights include:
Meet and greet backstage at Monday Night Raw with WWE Superstar
A tour of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, a meet and greet with
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H and NXT Superstars, and a NXT
Meet and greet backstage at Monday Night Raw with WWE Chief
Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon.
Two tickets to attend a live taping of America’s Got Talent in
Hollywood, CA. Prize package includes a photo opportunity with judges
Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel.
- Four VIP tickets to a live taping of CONAN.
Four Delta SKY360° Suite tickets to a New York Yankees game along with
pregame field passes for batting practice.
- A suite at a Dallas Cowboys home game during the 2016-2017 season.
- A suite at a Dallas Mavericks home game during the 2016-2017 season.
- Two Rascal Flatts concert tickets and VIP Experience passes.
Four tickets to the NASCAR Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.
- Four Snoop Dogg concert tickets and backstage meet and greet.
VIP all-inclusive club seat tickets to Beyonce’s sold-out Formation
Tour on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium. This package includes
parking and complimentary food and beverages throughout the evening in
the BNY Mellon field level club.
Fans can click here
now through Tuesday, April 5, to participate.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 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 4,100 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
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
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and
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Charitybuzz.com is the premier online charity auction platform, offering
unique luxuries and extraordinary experiences with 80% of net revenue
benefiting charitable organizations. The experiences auctioned are one
of a kind, most often featuring adventures with some of the world’s most
notable celebrities and influencers. The Charitybuzz bidding network is
one of the largest, most affluent, philanthropic communities in the
world having so far more than $165mm for global causes. Celebrity
supporters include President Clinton, Sir Paul McCartney, Tim Cook, Mick
Jagger, Warren Buffet, Robert Downey Jr., Taylor Swift, Ralph Lauren,
Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Barbra Streisand, Howard Stern, Chevy Chase, Billy
Joel, HBO, Victoria’s Secret, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, John Varvatos,
David Yurman, Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, and Beyonce.
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slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the
exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks,
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Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and
uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without
limitation, risks relating to: WWE Network; major distribution
agreements; our need to continue to develop creative and entertaining
programs and events; the possibility of a decline in the popularity of
our brand of sports entertainment; the continued importance of key
performers and the services of Vincent K. McMahon; possible adverse
changes in the regulatory atmosphere and related private sector
initiatives; the highly competitive, rapidly changing and increasingly
fragmented nature of the markets in which we operate and greater
financial resources or marketplace presence of many of our competitors;
uncertainties associated with international markets; our difficulty or
inability to promote and conduct our live events and/or other businesses
if we do not comply with applicable regulations; our dependence on our
intellectual property rights, our need to protect those rights, and the
risks of our infringement of others’ intellectual property rights; the
complexity of our rights agreements across distribution mechanisms and
geographical areas; potential substantial liability in the event of
accidents or injuries occurring during our physically demanding events
including, without limitation, claims relating to CTE; large public
events as well as travel to and from such events; our feature film
business; our expansion into new or complementary businesses and/or
strategic investments; our computer systems and online operations; a
possible decline in general economic conditions and disruption in
financial markets; our accounts receivable; our revolving credit
facility; litigation; our potential failure to meet market expectations
for our financial performance, which could adversely affect our stock;
Vincent K. McMahon exercises control over our affairs, and his interests
may conflict with the holders of our Class A common stock; a substantial
number of shares are eligible for sale by the McMahons and the sale, or
the perception of possible sales, of those shares could lower our stock
price; and the relatively small public “float” of our Class A common
stock. In addition, our dividend is dependent on a number of factors,
including, among other things, our liquidity and historical and
projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of
capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal
restrictions on the payment of dividends (including under our revolving
credit facility), general economic and competitive conditions and such
other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant.
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