​Presser: Make-A-Wish Kids Attending WrestleMania 30


Make-A-Wish has sent out the following press release, mentioning that several
wish kids are going to Wrestlemania XXX.

Make-A-Wish® Sends Team
of 31 Wish Kids to WrestleMania® 30

Wish Kids Travel to New Orleans for
Sports Entertainment’s Biggest Night

PHOENIX (April 3, 2014) –
On Sunday, April 6, millions of WWE® fans around the world will watch their
favorite WWE Superstars and Divas during WrestleMania® 30 at the Mercedes Benz
Superdome in New Orleans. Meanwhile, 31 wish kids and their families will get to
experience the sights and sounds of the annual event firsthand. Make-A-Wish®,
through the help of WWE, has planned a weekend chocked-full of activities
guaranteed to amaze the loyal fans.

The excitement begins Thursday, April
3, when wish kids and their families from across the country converge on the
historic city of New Orleans. In addition to attending Sunday night’s spectacle,
the wish kids will:

* have exclusive opportunities to meet WWE Superstars
and Divas including a private autograph session;
* be inducted into the
Circle of Champions at a luncheon with a surprise WWE Superstar at Audubon
* attend the biggest fan event of the year, WrestleMania

The wish kids and their families will also have free time to tour
the Big Easy, giving them a chance to enjoy time together as a

With 31 wish kids attending, WrestleMania is one of the largest
wish granting endeavors of the year. However, WWE helps grant wishes year round
by donating tickets to WWE events nationwide and coordinating meet and greets
with WWE talent. In addition, since 2008, WWE has made an annual contribution of
$350,000 to Make-A-Wish.

“Many wish kids enjoy watching WWE because it
makes them feel strong and confident,” said David Williams, president and CEO of
Make-A-Wish America. “They see how tough their favorite Superstars and Divas are
and it inspires them to continue battling their life-threatening medical

WWE has been involved in wish granting since the early
1980s, beginning shortly after the founding of Make-A-Wish. The popularity of
WWE has endured throughout the years with a total wish count easily numbering in
the thousands – 121 wishes in 2013 alone. Since 2001, more than 45 Superstars
and Divas have individually been requested, and subsequently, granted a

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