WWE takes over New York City during SummerSlam week

 
 

It’s SummerSlam week which means it will be a very, very busy for all the WWE Superstars and crew as this is an all-hands-on-deck event which includes a lot of community relations events throughout the area.

The full calendar of events is as follows:

August 13: WWE and O.A.R. have teamed up to raise awareness and funds for Connor’s Cure through O.A.R.’s Just Like Paradise tour. O.A.R will highlight Connor’s Cure during their SummerStage concert, in New York’s Central Park.

August 14: Alexa Bliss, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, and Dana Warrior will visit children at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. During the visit, WWE Superstars will spend time with children and their families, take pictures and sign autographs.

August 15: Nia Jax, Ember Moon, Big Show, Mark Henry, and Dana Warrior are bringing Kid Power to the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson, New Jersey. UNICEF Kid Power is a program of UNICEF USA that gives kids the power to save lives by connecting their everyday activity to real-world impact.

August 15: AJ Styles, Bobby Lashley and Charlotte Flair will visit Yankee Stadium to interact with players and take part in batting practice prior to their game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.

August 16: Big Show, Mark Henry, Ember Moon, and Dana Warrior will visit MCU Park in Coney Island to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign autographs for VIP ticket holders. The Brooklyn Cyclones will wear special jerseys during the game that will be auctioned with proceeds benefitting Connor’s Cure.

August 17: The third annual Veteran Career Panel and Networking Event will be held at NBCUniversal’s 30 Rock headquarters in support of Hire Heroes USA. The event, hosted by WWE’s Corey Graves, will give more than 70 veterans the opportunity to receive one-on-one career coaching while networking with key employers from several companies. Mark Henry, Big Show, and Dana Warrior will greet veterans as they arrive.

August 17: Stephanie McMahon, Nia Jax, Titus O’Neil, Dolph Ziggler, and Charly Caruso will speak about the importance of bullying prevention to Club members at the Boys & Girls Club of Kips Bay. The event will be held in partnership with Cricket Wireless whose Chief Marketing Officer, Tiffany Baehman, will also be on hand.

August 17: Bobby Lashley, Carmella, and Shinsuke Nakamura will ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

August 18: WWE will support the Play Unified campaign by hosting a Unified Bocce Tournament at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Special Olympics athletes will be joined by Mark Henry, Big Show, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas, Jinder Mahal, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Natalya, and Dana Warrior.

August 18: Baron Corbin and Carmella will visit the New York Jets Training Facility to interact with players and get a behind-the-scenes look at training camp.

August 20: The Miz, Maryse and Asuka will visit Faithful Friends Animal Hospital in Coney Island in their first appearance as celebrity social media ambassadors for the organization. During this visit, The Miz, Maryse and Asuka will meet with rescued dogs, the vets that treated them, and their adoptive owners.

August 22: Jeff Hardy, Mickie James, and Curt Hawkins will sign autographs and meet fans and players from the New York Mets ahead of their game vs. the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.