2018 WrestleMania Reading Challenge

Hello New Orleans! Welcome to the 2018 WrestleMania Reading Challenge!

WWE has teamed up with First Book, a national nonprofit that provides free and low cost books to educators serving children in need, for this year’s Challenge. The WrestleMania Reading Challenge (WMRC) is a 6-week program where students across New Orleans will compete to be crowned the WrestleMania 2018 “Superstar of Reading!” From January 22nd to March 2nd, educators and students across New Orleans will track their minutes read and become eligible to win prizes including a visit from WWE Superstars, tickets to WrestleMania 34, and more!

How Does It Work?
  1. Fill out the form below to sign up for the 2018 WrestleMania Reading Challenge.
  2. Prior to the challenge, First Book will email all registered participants a link to access the WrestleMania Reading Challenge Toolkit – full of tips and activities to help engage your students in the Challenge.
  3. January 22nd – The Challenge begins! Each day between January 22nd and March 2nd, have your students track the number of minutes they read.
  4. March 2nd – The Challenge ends! You will receive an email communication encouraging you to submit a form indicating you have completed the challenge. You will submit the total number of minutes read by your students, as well as the names of your top 5 student readers. (You will be responsible for obtaining parental consent for these 5 students, as they will be eligible to receive prizes.)
  5. Week of March 12th – Winners drawn and notified.
Announcing the Winners of the 2018 WrestleMania Reading Challenge!
*All prize winners have been notified via phone or email
Grand Prize

A first-grade teacher from J.C. Ellis Elementary School

First Prize 

A first-grade teacher from Chateau Estates Elementary School

Second Prize 

A fifth-grade teacher from Harold Keller Elementary School

Third Prize

A kindergarten teacher from Harold Keller Elementary School

To register and participate in the 2018 WrestleMania Reading Challenge, you must:

1. Be a program administrator serving elementary-aged children (grades K-5) in New Orleans, LA.

2. Commit to obtaining parental consent for the top five (5) highest readers from your program to be eligible to benefit from the Challenge prizes.

3. Acknowledge that you may be selected to host a visit from WWE Talent at your program location during the 2017-2018 school year, schedules permitted.

About WWE Community Relations

WWE is committed to leveraging the power of its brand and platforms to help address important social issues worldwide including diversity and inclusion, education, military support and providing hope to those in need. Through partnerships with First Book, Special Olympics, Connor’s Cure, BGCA, Ad Council, Susan G. Komen, Make-A-Wish, Hire Heroes USA and USO Metro, WWE supports programs and initiatives that positively impact children and families around the world. For more information about WWE, please visit community.wwe.com