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ALA Press Release
For Immediate Release
May 17, 2011
Contact: Beth Anne Yoke
Registration open for 2011-2012 WrestleMania® Reading Challenge
CHICAGO — Registration is open for the seventh annual WrestleMania Reading Challenge, sponsored by WWE® and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.
Librarians and educators who register have the opportunity to win $2,000 for their school or library and will receive free promotional materials, including full-size and mini-posters to distribute as prizes that will be sent out in late August. Libraries with multiple branches may register once and request the number of promotional packs that they need for each branch.
Youth wishing to enter and compete for a trip to WrestleMania XXVIII will submit a special project during Teen Read Week™, which is held Oct. 16-22, 2011. Participation is open to legal residents of all 50 United States and the District of Columbia, as well as legal residents of Canada excluding Quebec. Participants must be in grades 5-12.
In January 2012, 21 finalists will be selected and awarded transportation, hotel, tickets and spending money to attend WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami, Fla. Finalists will compete in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge Championships, with the chance to win ringside tickets to WrestleMania XXVIII. Registration is available through July 31, 2011 at www.ala.org/wrestlemania.
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or email, email@example.com.
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, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.
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