– WWE announced today via press release that they, along with the Creative Coalition, are awarding grants totaling $125,000 to five qualified non-profit public charities that develop and implement anti-bullying programs. The program originally planned to offer four $25,000 grants. Stephanie McMahon commented:
“WWE is proud to implement its first-ever Be a STAR grant program, and offer five distinguished and deserving non-profits support for their anti-bullying programs. Due to the overwhelming response from many deserving organizations, we decided to award an additional grant for a total of $125,000. Our hope is that these five grants will provide the additional resources needed to help combat bullying in their communities.”
The five grantees of the inaugural Be a STAR grant program are: The Armory Foundation in New York City, Blue Star Families, Inc. in Falls Church, VA, DoSomething.org in New York City, the East LA Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles and National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE) in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
– WWE has changed their upcoming tour in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from February 13th, 14th and 15th to April 17th, 18th and 19th. The change was made because the Al Janadriyah Heritage & Cultural Festival will be held in the same venue in February. Ticketmaster is offering new tickets for the same seat or refunds for fans who previously purchased tickets.