Make-A-Wish® kids will be at the center of the WWE® universe on Sunday, April 2, when they attend WrestleMania® 33 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. While millions of WWE fans around the world tune in to watch their favorite WWE Superstars, 39 wish kids and their families – more than 150 total wish participants – will witness the excitement first hand, including Slater McCann, an 11-year-old with a life-threatening Nervous System Disorder who lives in Bristol CT, and Logan Testa, a 10-year-old with a brain tumor who lives in Woodbridge CT. Slater and Logan and their families will enjoy multiple days of action-packed fun culminating in the main event thanks to Make-A-Wish Connecticut and the support of WWE.
The unforgettable experience kicks off on Thursday, March 30, when Slater and Logan and their families join forces with the other wish families from across the country at a welcome reception hosted by Dave & Buster’s, a national sponsor of Make-A-Wish. Throughout the wish, Slater and Logan will have multiple opportunities to meet WWE Superstars, including at a private autograph session, a luncheon at Universal Orlando Resort and during the biggest fan event of the year, WrestleMania Axxess.
Slater and Logan and their families will also have free time to explore Orlando and spend time at Give Kids The World Village, a storybook resort designed specifically for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
“WWE Superstars conduct themselves with a toughness and confidence that really resonates with wish kids,” said Pam Keough, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Connecticut. “Slater and Logan, and the other wish kids, will return from WrestleMania with unforgettable memories and a renewed sense of resilience and strength to overcome any obstacles in their path.”
Support from WWE in the form of wish granting, ticket donations and meet and greets with WWE talent extends well beyond WrestleMania – the single largest wish granting event of 2017. WWE has been involved in wish granting since the early 1980s – beginning shortly after the founding of Make-A-Wish – with a total wish count numbering in the thousands. To learn more about Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit ct.wish.org.