WWE wins League Humanitarian Leadership Award at ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Awards
LOS ANGELES – WWE was honored Tuesday with the League Humanitarian Leadership Award at the fourth annual Sports Humanitarian Awards, presented by ESPN and sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. The prestigious award was accepted by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, Charlotte Flair and Roman Reigns. This is the second consecutive year that WWE has been honored by ESPN.
John Cena was also named a finalist for the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award as part of ESPN’s annual Humanitarian Awards.
ESPN will be making a $50,000 charitable contribution to both Connor’s Cure and Special Olympics on behalf of WWE.
WWE helps to address and provide support on important social issues worldwide, including diversity and inclusion, education, military and bringing hope to critically ill children. In 2017 alone, WWE generated 3.1 billion impressions, held 237 events in the community and donated more than $25 million in media value to its community partners.
The Sports Humanitarian Awards is a celebration of the impact made by athletes, teams and sports industry professionals who use the power of sport to make a difference throughout the world. For the second consecutive year, the sports industry-wide event was hosted at L.A. LIVE’s The Novo on Tuesday, July 17. Don’t miss the 2018 ESPN Humanitarian Awards on Tuesday, July 24, at 7/6 C on ESPN.
.@WWE is honored to be named the @espn League of the Year at their annual Sports Humanitarian Awards Dinner. Our mission is to put smiles on faces the world over, and we will continue to use our platform to inspire social good! pic.twitter.com/NT2C6yfFwF— WWE Community (@WWECommunity) July 18, 2018