DoSomething.org and WWE’s Be a STAR Anti-Bullying Initiative #WWEMoms


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The WWE is really into community, especially when it comes to helping out their younger fans. Their very popular Be A STAR anti-bullying campaign was founded in 2011 and has been a huge success. Now, The Creative Coalition and WWE has teamed up with DoSomething.org to launch a new factor in their anti-bullying movement.

The Bully Text: Superstar Edition is a campaign that uses an SMS text message game to get young people involved and taking action around bullying. The SMS text message experience takes young people on a virtual walk through a day in the life of a student giving them a chance to take action around bullying. For example, young people receive a text in the experience with the following scenario: “Seth teases Amy, ur lab partner, about her stutter & everyone laughs. Do u A) wait & comfort her after class or B) tell them to quit it.” Each scenario is designed to make young people think about what they would do in the face of bullying alongside some of their favorite WWE Superstars.

“Both DoSomething.org and Be a STAR are committed to giving young people the tools they need to combat bullying,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, Chief Marketing Officer, DoSomething.org. “Through DoSomething.org’s expertise in using innovative SMS games to tackle important issues and WWE’s global reach and passionate fan base, this partnership is a no-brainer.”

WWE Superstar Sheamus has joined forces to record a public service announcement to encourage participation in The Bully Text.

“We are proud to partner with DoSomething.org and their successful Bully Text Campaign, which has already provided thousands of young people with the education and resources they need to stop bullying in their communities,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “Utilizing WWE’s global platforms will provide additional exposure for The Bully Text as well as new opportunities for young people to take a stand against bullying.”

“Bullying is the unfortunate great equalizer. The Bully Text Campaign provides a direct and positive resource to the younger generation,” said Robin Bronk, Chief Executive Officer, The Creative Coalition. “Be a STAR aims to provide students with the best assets that help combat the bullying epidemic, and the Bully Text Campaign is something we want in every student’s anti-bullying toolbox.”

To play the Bully Text, visit http://www.DoSomething.org/star or text STAR to 38383.

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RSVP and attend the party for a chance to win a Laptop Case, a Messenger Bag or an All-in-One Charger Set!

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– Email RSVP@theonlinemom.com (subject line: WWEmoms) and include your Twitter ID
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PRIZE WINNERS will be announced during the Party!

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September 22, 2014 – 11:13 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestling, WWE | 1 Comment »

Heroes Wanted! XPRIZE Video Contest To Form The Real-Life BIG HERO 6!!!


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XPRIZE has joined forces with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship for today’s launch of a nationwide video contest designed to find the real-life counterparts to the animated heroes that will soon burst onto the big screen in “BIG HERO 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure from Disney opening November 7, 2014.

The DISNEY BIG HERO 6 – XPRIZE CHALLENGE invites young people between the ages of 8 and 17 to harness their creativity and come up with innovative ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics.

The six winners, the real-life “Big Hero 6,” will travel to Los Angeles to walk the red carpet at the film’s Hollywood premiere in early November, go behind the scenes and meet the creative minds at both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, join a special “Visioneering™” experience at XPRIZE headquarters, plus other prizes.

Video Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. Twenty (20) finalists will be selected based on the highest scores resulting from preliminary scoring by XPRIZE judges. In mid October, a panel of luminary S.T.E.A.M. expert judges will evaluate the twenty finalists’ submissions and six (6) winners will be selected through a combination of the expert judges’ scores and public voting results.

Said Walt Disney Animation Studios President Ed Catmull, “We are thrilled to work with XPRIZE to find real-life young heroes whose desire is to tackle the world’s great challenges. It’s an honor for all of us at Walt Disney Animation Studios to welcome them at our Studio and at the premiere of “Big Hero 6.”

“The young people who win this contest will be real-world heroes, ready and willing to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing our world today,” said Trish Halamandaris, senior vice president marketing & communications at XPRIZE. “The XPRIZE Foundation is excited to be conducting this competition that challenges young people to be bold, creative and smart, and to dare to think big. We believe that solutions to the problems facing humanity can come from anyone, anywhere, and one of these kids just might come up with an idea that can truly change the world.”

In addition to the trip to Los Angeles, the six winners will receive reimbursement for one (1) Contestant registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2014-2015 in the US or Canada, and a Special littleBits® NASA Space Kit and cloudBit™ Starter Kit.

The contest is open for submissions from September 17, 2014, to October 12, 2014.

Participating kids will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years of age), and Senior Division (13–17 years of age). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Registration details are available at xprizechallenge.org/bighero6.

The video submissions may involve a short story, sculpture, drawing, model, robot or whatever method best communicates the idea in the most creative way (please see Official Rules for further details, restrictions and limitations). They will be scored on how well they explain the problem, show their solution, and explain what they learned and the impact their idea would have on themselves and the world. The more creative and engaging their presentation is, the better their chance of winning.

Supporting XPRIZE Partners include FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), littleBits Electronics and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Challenge registration and video submissions start September 17, 2014, and end October 12, 2014. Public Voting will start October 15, 2014 and end October 19, 2014. Open to legal residents of US and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are ages 8 through 17 before September 17, 2014. Parental consent is required. Travel must occur on November 2-6, 2014 (or such other dates designated by Sponsor). For details, restrictions, and limitations and to enter, please visit Official Rules at: xprizechallenge.org/bighero6. Sole Sponsor: XPRIZE.

ABOUT “BIG HERO 6” MOVIE:
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. For more information, check out www.Disney.com/BigHero6, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6, and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.

About XPRIZE:
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org. XPRIZE® is a registered trademark of XPRIZE Foundation, Inc.

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September 20, 2014 – 8:46 AM - | Posted in contests, Disney, promotions | No Comments »

Erik Weihenmayer and Nature Valley live a No Barriers Life #MyAdventure


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We’re a family of travelers, we’re always on the go, with some sort of adventure,however there are times that I wish after the fact, that I did something on that one trip, or went somewhere out of my comfort zone. It always happens, I always chicken out for one reason or another, then I always regret it later on. I need to remember, life is short, I need to show my girls that I can be brave, I can try new and different things.

I need to open my mind, my eyes and my adventures, I need to take a page from Erik Weihenmayer. This man is amazing, the adventures he takes, the places he goes and the things he does, it just amazes me. Why? Because he can’t see any of it.

Check out Erik telling you about some of his adventures and journeys.

Amazing and inspirational isn’t he? You can follow Erik’s journey on the Nature Valley TUmblr page.

Who is Erik Weihenmayer:

Erik is the only blind adventurer to ever climb to the seven highest summits in the world. This amazing man is now taking on the adventure of kayaking the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River along with his fellow blind adventurer Lonnie Bedwell.
This expedition serves to inspire people to not limit themselves, eliminate barriers in their lives and live life to its fullest. Nature Valley is joining Erik Weihenmayer in inviting people to pledge to get out there and live a No Barriers Life.

The Expedition

The “No Barriers Grand Canyon Expedition” is a 21-day, 277 mile journey through some of the world’s most challenging whitewater terrain in the Colorado River.

Erik Weihenmayer will be supported by an experienced paddling team, and joined by accomplished kayaker and Navy veteran Lonnie Bedwell. Together, Erik and Lonnie will demonstrate the power of harnessing inner strength to overcome challenging barriers.

Preparation for the Expedition has been extensive, with both Weihenmayer and Bedwell spending the last several years training and developing innovative systems for kayaking rapids with support from high-tech radios and verbal commands from river guides.

The trip will begin on September 7 at Lees Ferry, nine miles south of the Arizona-Utah border. Erik and his team expect to complete the expedition on or around September 28 at Pearce Ferry, which marks the boundary between Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon.

Want to go above and beyond? Take the No Barriers Pledge

As a founding member of No Barriers USA, Weihenmayer advocates for the organization’s mission to empower people with the message, “what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.”

You can join Nature Valley and Weihenmayer in the goal of encouraging one million people to live a No Barriers Life by visiting http://www.nobarriersusa.org/take-the-pledge/ today.

About Nature Valley

Nature Valley has a long history of commitment to nature, outdoor activities and the national parks.
The brand finds inspiration from the beauty of nature and the way people connect with nature – whether that’s from a fearless adventure like those undertaken by Weihenmayer or an everyday hike.

It’s Nature Valley’s belief that experiencing nature enables people to feel most alive and Weihenmayer is a great demonstration of our belief.

Erik is an amazing inspiration, I need to learn from him, and learn to take in my experiences. It’s time to live life, and keep those fears at bay!

A Wrestling Addicted Mommy received compensation for this post from Nature Valley and Sverve on this campaign. All opinions expressed are solely that of A Wrestling Addicted Mommy. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
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September 18, 2014 – 11:10 PM - | Posted in daily life, promotions | 2 Comments »

Shrek’s Morning Routine – Video


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You got past “hump day” but it’s not the weekend yet! Your favorite animated curmudgeon Shrek isn’t a fan of getting up in the morning either! What’s his routine?

1. Yelch, of course! (Yelch = a yawning belch)

2. A good stretch

3. Stretch down to clean the “little piggies”

4. Watch/share this DreamWorksTV video below for more!

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Creating a photo book just got a lot easier with Collage.com


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Let’s admit it, as mom’s we take a TON of photos, and what do we do with them after we take them? A lot of us post on social media, but then what? Where do your photos stay? I know mine are usually on my phone, in my cloud or stay on my computer or camera.

What if you could create a professional photo book with just a single click? Would you like to see your photos looked at? Or stay on a hard drive somewhere lost forever? By using Collage.com’s One-Click Photo Book you can select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize.

Special for A Wrestling Addicted Mommy readers, you can get 51% off a 20-page 11.5″x8″ Hardcover Photo Book from Collage.com, just click this link – http://bit.ly/collagepbdeal.

Do you have photos in mind that you’d like to see in a photo book?

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