Last night, WWE was awarded the League Humanitarian Leadership award by ESPN. They received the award at the 4th annual Sports Humanitarian Awards in Los Angeles.
“The Sports Humanitarian Awards is a celebration of the impact made by athletes, teams and sports industry professionals who use the power of sport to make a difference throughout the world,” a company statement reads.
Roman Reigns, Stephanie McMahon, and Charlotte Flair were on hand to accept the award.
.@WWE is honored to be named the @espn League of the Year at their annual Sports Humanitarian Awards Dinner. Our mission is to put smiles on faces the world over, and we will continue to use our platform to inspire social good! pic.twitter.com/NT2C6yfFwF
— WWE Community (@WWECommunity) July 18, 2018
WWE League Humanitarian Leadership Award
“Our mission is to put smiles on faces the world over, and we will continue to use our platform to inspire social good!” WWE Tweeted.
“WWE helps to address and provide support on important social issues worldwide, including diversity and inclusion, education, military and bringing hope to critically ill children,” WWE’s statement continues. “In 2017 alone, WWE generated 3.1 billion impressions, held 237 events in the community and donated more than $25 million in media value to its community partners.”
WWE has placed emphasis on corporate social-responsibility these last few years. Their work on the Be A Star and Conor’s Cure are two examples of CSR projects the company has spearheaded.
Earlier this year, WWE organized the Mixed Match Challenge tournament. Each team picked a charity of their choice. The winning team would earn a donation of $100,000 to that organization. The winning team of Asuka and the Miz earned a donation to the charity “Rescue Dogs Rock”. The charity supports neglected or abused dogs and helps find them a forever home.
Thank you @espn for the honor of @wwe the League Humanitarian Leadership award! This award is for all of our Superstars, employees and fans who do so much to give back and put smiles on people’s faces. #SportsHumanitarianAwards pic.twitter.com/FwO3kbxcAY
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) July 18, 2018
“Thank you ESPN for the honor of WWE the Sports Humanitarian Leadership award!” Stephanie Tweeted. “This award is for all of our Superstars, employees and fans who do so much to give back and put smiles on people’s faces.”