Several WWE events planned to give back to local community

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WWE has planned several community events during this WrestleMania week to give back to the local community.

Today, AJ Styles, Sin Cara, Sami Zayn, Paige, Naomi, and Tamina will visit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Mark Henry, Darren Young, Goldust, Jack Swagger, and Eva Marie will visit Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and North Texas Youth Education Town. While at the hospitals, the WWE Superstars and Divas will spend time with children and families, take pictures, sign autographs and donate action figures, WWE 2K16 video games and WWE Network subscriptions for the facilities’ play rooms.

Tomorrow a Be a STAR Anti-Bullying Rally will be held at the East Dallas Boys & Girls Club. WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, The Miz, R-Truth, Sin Cara, Natalya, and Corey Graves will be joined by representatives from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to speak about the importance of bullying prevention.

On Friday, April 1, the Hope Medrano Elementary School will host the WrestleMania Reading Challenge. More than 150 students at the school will participate in a Reading Celebration featuring Sin Cara, Paige, Lana, Naomi, and Lillian Garcia.  In an effort to promote literacy, WWE and partner First Book granted local “book wishes” to 59 schools and programs in Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth. In total, nearly 50,000 brand-new books will be provided to the Dallas area as part of the WrestleMania Reading Challenge.

Also on Friday WWE will be teaming up with the Dallas Sports Commission and AT&T Stadium to host the Veteran Employment Panel & Networking Event in support of Hire Heroes USA, giving more than 100 veterans an opportunity to receive one-on-one career coaching and network with key employers from the Dallas area including AT&T Stadium, Dell, Hilton Worldwide, Verizon and many more. Damien Sandow, former Marine and current NXT Superstar Kenneth Crawford, and WWE Divas Eva Marie and Cameron will be on-site to meet the veterans.

The yearly Make-A-Wish Pizza Party will be held on Saturday, April 2, at the Dallas World Aquarium with John Cena hosting again. WWE has invited 31 wish kids and their families to attend WrestleMania for their one true wish and induct them into WWE’s Circle of Champions. With more than 500 wishes and counting, Cena has granted more wishes than any celebrity or athlete in Make-A-Wish history. Mark Henry, Natalya, and JoJo will also be onsite to meet and take photos with the children.

On Saturday, April 2, WWE teams up with Susan G. Komen for a mobile mammography event at the Collin Creek Mall in Plano where free mammograms will be given to 37 uninsured and underinsured women over the age of 40 through Susan G. Komen’s grantee Moncrief Cancer Institute. Darren Young, Alicia Fox, Lillian Garcia, and Eden will host the event.

The last community event will be the Special Olympics Unified Flag football game that will take place at Cravens Field on Saturday. Athletes from Special Olympics Texas will participate in a unified flag football game where Big Show, Santino, Howard Finkel, and Corey Graves will serve as honorary coaches.