WWE has announced via press release the following events as part of its WrestleMania Community Outreach program for this week in Miami:
WRESTLEMANIA READING CHALLENGE
More than 2,000 libraries and 50,000 children from across the United States and Canada participated in this year’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge through the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. As guests of WWE, 20 finalists will compete this Saturday and three winners from grades 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12 will be named World Champions.
“BE A STAR” ANTI-BULLYING RALLIES
WWE’s anti-bullying alliance co-founded with The Creative Coalition, “be a STAR (Show Tolerance And Respect),” will be conducting two rallies with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools on Thursday, March 29, at the Hialeah Gardens Middle School and the John F. Kennedy Middle School. Rock musician and former American Idol contestant James Durbin will be joined by WWE Superstars and Divas to deliver anti-bullying messages to more than 1,000 sixth-grade students.
WWE PREMIERE PARTY FOR ALEX’S PLACE
On Thursday, March 29, WWE, Grammy Award-winning artist Timbaland and Miami philanthropist Stuart Miller will host a VIP party, including a charity auction to benefit Alex’s Place at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/UMHC in Miami, a pediatric hematology-oncology clinic.
MAKE-A-WISH PIZZA PARTY
WWE Superstar John Cena will host this year’s annual Make-A-Wish pizza party for over 40 wish kids and their families from the United States, Canada and Ireland. This year’s party takes place on Saturday, March 31 at Jungle Island. As part of its 30-year partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, WWE is also hosting the wish kids and their families at WrestleMania.
VISITS TO AREA CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS
WWE Superstars and Divas will be visiting two children’s hospitals in the Miami area — Holtz Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, March 28 and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital on Thursday, March 29. During the visits, more than 150 children will meet many of their favorite WWE Superstars and Divas.