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Thursday, March 27, 2008

WWE, Comcast And Charter Announce Winners Of WWE Community Champions Contest

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.:

STAMFORD, Conn., March 27, 2008—World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE) today announced the winners of the “WWE Community Champion” competition held as part of a pilot program with Comcast and Charter to recognize young people for making positive contributions to their community.

WWE worked with Comcast, Bay Area Region, Comcast, Central California Region, and Charter St. Louis, Mo., on the program. The “WWE Community Champion” contest accepted nominations for individuals between the ages of 10 to 17 who have made a considerable difference in their community or have overcome significant personal adversity.

Winners from Comcast were Ruben Duarte of E.V. Cain Middle School in Auburn, Calif., and D’Antay Freeman of John Muir Middle School in San Leandro, Calif. The winner from Charter was Kaitlyn Ehrhard of House Springs, Mo.

Each winner and a parent or legal guardian will be flown to Orlando, Fla., attend WrestleMania® XXIV on March 30, and be honored at WWE’s annual “Bacon, Bagels and Biceps Breakfast.”

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What They Did To Win

Ruben Duarte is a sixth grader who lives in Auburn, Calif. Praised by his teachers as an example to his peers, Ruben has overcome great diversity at home after losing a parent. Never one to give up, Ruben recently placed first in his school’s food drive competition, and was an obvious choice for Community Champion after being nominated by his teachers, neighbors and grandmother.

D’Antay Freedman is a sixth grader who lives in Oakland, Calif. He is a member of the Oakland Boys and Girls Club, where he’s known for his positive, can-do attitude, as well as his ability to settle disputes between his peers. D’Antay is a huge WWE fan, and says he uses WWE programming as an example of how to persevere in tough situations.

Kaitlyn Ehrhard lives in House Springs, Mo. She does yard work for her neighbors, takes in stray animals and is eco-conscious by riding her bike and walking whenever possible. She was nominated by her older sister