WWE and MDA to recognize youth volunteers
WWE and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced a summer initiative to recognize kids and teens, ages 6-17, who have demonstrated a significant commitment to MDA or supported those with muscular dystrophy or any of the 43 related diseases in MDA’s program.
Individuals may enter themselves or be nominated by family, friends and peers but must have written parental consent if under the age of 17 to be considered a WWE Community Champion. WWE and MDA will choose two winners who will receive four tickets to a WWE live event and a special meet-and-greet with a WWE Superstar or Diva. Criteria for participants include the following:
- Demonstrated exceptional commitment and evidence of supporting MDA
- Made a significant contribution to an individual with muscle disease
- Achievements must have occurred within the last two years
“I am truly inspired by the dedication of volunteers who help individuals with muscular dystrophy persevere and overcome the challenges of this debilitating disease,” stated WWE Superstar Triple H, Ambassador for MDA’s Make A Muscle, Make A Difference Campaign. “We hope this initiative will inspire young people across the United States to make a difference in lives of those affected by muscular dystrophy.”
“We think our partnership with WWE is a natural fit,” said MDA CEO & President Gerald Weinberg.“They’re putting their ‘muscle’ behind MDA by inspiring youth everywhere to make a difference for families we serve.”
Entries must include:
- Description of volunteer work for MDA or related diseases in the past 2 years
- The reason why you/your nominee should be named a “WWE Community Champion”
- Entrant’s/nominee’s name, address, birth date, telephone number(s)
- Entrant’s/nominee’s parent/legal guardian name and telephone number(s);
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN. Contestants/nominees must be a resident of the 50 U.S. (and D.C.) between the ages of 6 and 17. Submit entry online by sending an email to CommunityChampions@wwe.com between 12:00 a.m. (ET) on June 20, 2011 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on August 31, 2011. Entries must include (i) a description of the entrant’s/nominee’s volunteer work in the fight against muscular dystrophy or related diseases in the past 2 years; (ii) a statement regarding why you/your nominee should be named a “WWE Community Champion;” (iii) the entrant’s/nominee’s name, address, birth date, telephone number(s); (iv) the entrant’s/nominee’s parent/legal guardian name and telephone number(s); and (v) if you are nominating a young person, your name, address, birth date and telephone number(s). Incomplete entries may be disqualified. All entries require verifiable parental consent. Entries without verifiable parental consent will be disqualified. Two (2) prizes: 4 tickets to a WWE live event, including a meet and greet with a WWE Superstar/Diva, a WWE t-shirt, and a WWE Community Champions certificate (ARV: $225, each). WWE may choose to spotlight prize winner in WWE Kids Magazine and/or on wwe.com. Contest subject to Official Rules, available at www.wwe.com/inside/overtheropes/wweinyourcorner. SPONSOR: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., 1241 East Main St., Stamford, CT 06902.
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