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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);

For official contest rules visit here and to submit a nomination, please e-mail All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 via email.