READING, Penn. (October 2, 2001)& ...
READING, Penn. (October 2, 2001)– Jerry Toliver and the World Wrestling Federation Racing team head for Reading, Pennsylvania for the rescheduled 17th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals presented by Greased Lightning at Maple Grove Raceway.
“ This is the last of three back-to-back events and will certainly be the most eventful for WWF Racing,” said Toliver. “ This weekend we are introducing the World Wrestling Federation’s Get R.E.A.L. (Respect, Education, Achievement and Leadership) program to a group of sixth graders from local schools on Thursday, October 4. This is an incredible program and we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to bring Get R.E.A.L and the sport of drag racing together at Maple Grove Raceway.”
“ The program was created in response to the numerous requests from schools around the country that have invited World Wrestling Federation Superstars to speak to young people about their lives outside the ring,” said Linda McMahon, CEO of WWFE. “ Politicians and educators throughout the country have not only participated in our educational programs, but have given it high marks across the board.”
“ During our presentation, we want to touch on the issues that affect school children of this age such as, the importance of goal setting, being kind to others, safety and literacy,” said Toliver. “ I can’t say enough about Get R.E.A.L and we are extremely pleased to have the capability to bring this program to the track.”
As part of the Get R.E.A.L program, WWF and specialty toy retailer, KB Toys, are sponsoring a nationwide essay contest. Individuals are asked to discuss what Get R.E.A.L means to them and how respect, education, achievement and leadership applies to their lives.
At the end of the promotion, three grand prize winners will be selected, one in each of the following age categories: 12 and under, 12-15 and 16-20 years old. The grand prize will be a Get R.E.A.L assembly at his/her school with a visit by a WWF Superstar. Entries should be submitted to Get R.E.A.L with KB Toys, WWF Box CPG, or through WWFE’s parents site (www.wwfeparents.com). Contest deadline is November 30, 2001.