Boys & Girls Clubs of America and WWE® Launch New National Partnership

ATLANTA & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced
a multi-year, national partnership designed to further enhance youth
development at local Clubs across the country. The new partnership
focuses on bullying prevention efforts around Be a STAR, WWE’s
anti-bullying initiative, and its mission to encourage young people to
treat each other with respect through education and grassroots

WWE Superstars and Divas, many of whom are Boys & Girls Club alumni,
will participate in anti-bullying rallies at local Clubs across the U.S.
where they will interact with local youth, share their personal
experiences, and distribute Be a STAR resources and materials. Since
2011, WWE has held more than 100 anti-bullying rallies and Be a STAR’s
resources and programs have reached more than 300,000 children globally.

To support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s mission, WWE will utilize its
global platforms including WWE Network and TV broadcasts, live events,
digital, social media and TV production, to generate awareness and raise
funds for the organization. Additionally, WWE will make a financial
contribution to support BGCA and the 4,500 Clubs across the U.S.

“We are pleased to partner with Vince McMahon, a Boys & Girls Club alum,
and the WWE organization to educate Club youth around bullying
prevention,” said Jim Clark, BGCA president & CEO. “Each day, Club
professionals work to create a safe environment that empowers the nearly
4 million kids and teens that attend our Clubs. Thanks to partners like
WWE, we can elevate important issues like bullying and equip our youth
with the skills they need to navigate successfully to a great future.”

“WWE is proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and support
their efforts to build future leaders,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman
& CEO. “As a proud Boys & Girls Club Alumnus, I know the difference this
organization makes in the lives of our youth.”

WWE is committed to leveraging the power of its brand and platforms to
help address important social issues worldwide including diversity and
inclusion, education, military support and providing hope to those in
need. Through partnerships with Special Olympics, Ad Council, Connor’s
Cure, GLAAD, First Book, Susan G. Komen, Make-A-Wish, Hire Heroes USA
and USO Metro, WWE supports programs and initiatives that positively
impact children and families around the world.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
( has enabled young people most in need to achieve
great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more
than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through
Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities,
towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and
serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S.
military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring
adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development
programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority
programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and
healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the
Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.
Learn more at

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE:WWE), is an integrated media
organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company
consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original
content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family
friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view,
digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more
than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the
first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live
pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand
library, is currently available in more than 175 countries. The company
is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los
Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich
and Tokyo.

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performers and the services of Vincent K. McMahon; possible adverse
changes in the regulatory atmosphere and related private sector
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possible decline in general economic conditions and disruption in
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Matthew Altman,
& Girls Clubs of America
Sara Leutzinger, 404-487-5624