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WWE Announces Charities For Mixed Match Challenge

January 12, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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PWInsider reports that WWE has announced the twelve charities that will be involved with their Facebook Watch series the Mixed Match Challenge, which begins Tuesday at 10 PM ET. The winning team in the 12-week tournament will get $100,000 for the charity of their choice. Each team’s charity will automatically get $10,000.

WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer Michelle Wilson said: “Giving back is in WWE’s DNA and part of our long history, so we are thrilled that each Mixed Match Challenge team will compete to win the grand prize of $100,000 to support organizations that are truly important to them. This unique and exciting content partnership with Facebook allows us to raise awareness and funds for important initiatives and supports our mission of putting smiles on people’s faces around the world.

Bayley and Elias will represent Americares, which “helps save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty or disaster.”

Jimmy Uso and Naomi will represent Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which “provides the resources needed to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

Alexa Bliss and Braun Strowman will represent Connor’s Cure, which “raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research, in partnership with The V Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.”

Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair will represent Girl Up, “a United Nations Foundation initiative, inspires and connects girls globally through its leadership program that positions girls to be changemakers in their communities.”

Lana and Rusev will represent Global Citizen, which “encourages the collective actions of people around the world with the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.”

Alicia Fox and Goldust will represent Hire Heroes USA, which “empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.”

Big E and Carmella will represent KaBOOM, which “is dedicated to making sure all kids get the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play.”

Natalya and Shinsuke Nakamura will represent Make-A Wish, the company that “creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.”

Asuka and the Miz will represent Rescue Dogs Rock, “an animal rescue organization whose goal is to provide homeless, neglected or abused dogs the medical care they need and the loving home they deserve.”

Becky Lynch and Sami Zayn represent UNICEF, which “works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first and works towards the day when no children suffer from preventable causes. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.”

Finn Balor and Sasha Banks represent the Special Olympics, “a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to empower people with intellectual disabilities.”

Finally, Apollo Crews and Nia Jax will represent Susan G. Komen, which has a mission to “save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”

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