- WWE issued the following tonight:
WWE® BECOMES FOUNDING PARTNER FOR 2014 SPECIAL OLYMPICS USA GAMES
East Rutherford, NJ – April 7, 2013 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced today it has become a Founding Partner for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, a national sporting event taking place in New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. The announcement was made on stage during WrestleMania® 29 at MetLife Stadium with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, 2014 USA Games Chairman & CEO TJ Nelligan, President of Special Olympics, North America Bob Gobrecht, President of Special Olympics New Jersey Marc Edenzon, WWE Executive Vice President, Creative Stephanie McMahon and Special Olympics athletes Ashley Weber of New Jersey and David Dennin of Connecticut.
Nearly 3,500 athletes will travel to New Jersey for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games to compete in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and an anticipated 70,000 spectators. The 2014 USA G...