WWE has revealed its first-ever Community Impact Report for 2019.
The company released an online report that talks about WWE's community outreach, with stats, notes and letters from key WWE executives, such as Vince and Stephanie McMahon. The report also has sections on inclusion, empowerment, service, hope and employee engagement.
Among the key notes and states included in the report are 250 global community outreach events, 7,000 tickets valued at $350,000 donated and four new partnerships to align with the WWE Community platform being made: UNICEF USA, Girl Up, Global Citizen and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Below is a letter written by Vince that was included in the report:
WWE's commitment to giving back has always been a part of our company's DNA, starting nearly 40 years ago with a partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation. That commitment continued to grow as we became a sponsor of the very first Special Olympics World Summer Games in 1995, and remains critical today, as we support world-renowned charitable organizations, including UNICEF, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Susan G. Komen, to name a few.
While we've transformed our business model over the years and have grown into a publicly-traded global media and entertainment company, one thing has remained constant: our mission to put smiles on people's faces.
In 2019, we held 250 global community outreach events and conducted nearly 500 WWE Superstar appearances. We donated $4.5 million to social causes worldwide and forged new partnerships with the UN Foundation's Girl Up, Global Citizen and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
WWE Superstars give their time freely, not as part of a contractual commitment, but because giving back is their favorite part of what they do. John Cena is the all-time leading Wish granter for Make-A-Wish. Roman Reigns is touring hospitals around the world to support children and their families in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Charlotte Flair has inspired young girls around the world through her work with Girl Up. There are countless other stories to tell.
Our employees are equally as dedicated - whether it's raising money for pediatric cancer research by running the NYC Marathon, volunteering at Special Olympics events, or sharing their own brave stories during breast cancer awareness month.
The commitment to giving back across our entire organization is both an honor and a privilege. Our efforts to leave a lasting impact in the communities we serve is a great source of pride for all of us at WWE.
CHAIRMAN AND EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The full report can be seen at this link.