WWE and MDA to Recognize Youth Volunteers

Deadline is Aug. 31, 2011, to nominate 'Community Champions' who have been MDA volunteers or have supported someone with a muscle disease

WWE Superstar Triple H makes a muscle for MDA with Max La Caria, an MDA goodwill ambassador.
Article Highlights:
  • Global entertainment leader WWE and MDA are teaming up to recognize young people ages 6-17 who have made significant contributions as MDA volunteers, or as supports to people with neuromuscular disease within the last two years.
  • Nominations for these "Community Champions" are being accepted through Aug. 31, 2011.
  • Two winners will receive tickets to a live WWE event and a meet-and-greet with a WWE star.
by Quest Staff on June 29, 2011 - 4:25pm

Do you know an exceptional kid between the age of 6 and 17 who has volunteered for MDA or supported someone with a neuromuscular disease? Here’s your chance to nominate him or her for some well-deserved recognition.

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and MDA are looking for two Community Champions this summer: young people who have demonstrated “exceptional commitment” to supporting MDA or who have made a “significant contribution” to an individual with muscle disease within the last two years.

From this group of dedicated kids, two will be selected to receive four tickets to a WWE live event and a special meet-and-greet with a WWE Superstar or Diva. 

All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, via email to CommunityChampions@wwe.com; see official contest rules prior to submitting a nomination.

Individuals may enter themselves (with parental consent) or be nominated by family, friends and peers.

“I am truly inspired by the dedication of volunteers who help individuals with muscular dystrophy persevere and overcome the challenges of this debilitating disease,” said WWE Superstar Triple H, a member of MDA’s “Muscle Team.”

 “We hope this initiative will inspire young people across the United States to make a difference in the lives of those affected from muscular dystrophy.”  

How to enter

Send an email describing the individual being nominated (age, interests, activities, contact information, etc.) and documenting the volunteer work done for MDA or in support of a person with a neuromuscular disease covered by MDA. You may include a photo.

“We think our partnership with WWE is a natural fit,” said MDA President & CEO Gerald Weinberg. “They’re putting their ‘muscle’ behind MDA by inspiring youth everywhere to make a difference for families we serve.”

WWE is a leader in global entertainment, committed to family friendly, PG content in 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.

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