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WWE Invites Online and Social Viewers of Its December 14th Tribute to the Troops Holiday Variety Special to Support Veterans Programs of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Easterseals with Text-to-Give Opportunity

Chicago, Illinois, December 12, 2017

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Sharon Watson
swatson@easterseals.com
(312) 551-7142
http://www.easterseals.com/

(Chicago, Illinois), December 12, 2017 – For the first time in the 15-year history of the WWE’s annual Tribute to the Troops primetime holiday variety special, the network will invite its nearly two million subscribers and its more than 800 million social media followers to support veterans programs offered by the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce (USVCC) and Easterseals.

WWE subscribers and social followers can text VETS to 80077 from now through the airing of the December 14th Tribute to donate $10 to support programs and services of USVCC and Easterseals which help veterans and military families successfully transition to civilian life. Contributions can also be made on the site’s Tribute to the Troops donation page.

Tribute donations will support USVCC programs including the Department of Defense’s annual Warrior Games, an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from all service branches. The Games leverage adaptive sports and athletic reconditioning to assure the successful recovery and reintegration of service members and veterans, highlighting the resiliency and spirit of service members and as well as their families and caregivers.

Easterseals, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of services for people with disabilities, has been advocating for and responding to the needs of all generations of veterans since World War II, delivering solutions that veterans and military families need to access meaningful employment, healthcare, assistive technology, respite and caregiving support in their communities while leading advocacy efforts at the national and state levels to ensure that veterans receive the services and supports they need to attain their goals and full community participation. Tribute support will be awarded through a competitive grants program among Easterseals’ national network of affiliates delivering services which assure that veterans, their families and caregivers can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

“It is a privilege to honor our servicemen and women for their commitment and sacrifice to our nation,” said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. “Tribute to the Troops is our most meaningful show of the year, and we are proud to support the impactful work of the USVCC and Easterseals for our nation’s veterans through this Text-to-Give fundraising effort.”

This year’s online Tribute broadcast will also feature vignettes of veterans including Retired Army Staff Sergeant Isaac “Malik” Rios, Jr., and Retired Navy SEAL Captain Travis Schweitzer who share the impact which military service has made in their lives.

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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 20 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 180 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.

About the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce

The United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce (USVCC) is an IRS designated, nonprofit 501 C 6 and 501 C 3 membership organization that connects corporate, government and small businesses to our nation’s veterans. The USVCC serves as an umbrella organization to state, regional and municipal-run veteran chambers throughout the U.S. and Canada. USVCC serves all veterans and active duty, and is the bridge that connects veterans to a better life through five priority areas: employment, education, business, wellness and family, in partnership with the Department of Defense, to ensure a successful transition and meaningful life.

About Easterseals

Easterseals, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of services for people with disabilities, has been advocating for and responding to the needs of all generations of veterans since World War II, delivering solutions that veterans and military families need to access meaningful employment, healthcare, assistive technology, respite and caregiving support in their communities while leading advocacy efforts at the national and state levels to ensure that veterans receive the services and supports they need to attain their goals and full community participation. Easterseals is a proud partner of USVCC.

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