Over 40 Club members met some of their favorite World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstars in a virtual rally, including Kalisto, an alumnus of Boys & Girls Clubs. Nicknamed "The King of Flight," Kalisto is a WWE Superstar born in the Chicago Pilsen neighborhood. The hometown hero, dialing in while wearing his signature luchador mask, was a huge hit with members.
Joining Kalisto were two other superstars, Dana Brooke and Mojo Rawley. The trio talked to our members, encouraging them to respect and support each other and stressed the importance of understanding and managing their emotions, especially now during the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.
According to Josh, a 9-year-old member in attendance who regularly watches WWE matches on TV, the rally was "the greatest moment of my life!"
This rally for our Club members was one of the latest installments of WWE's "Be a Star" program. Since 2011, the WWE has held more than 100 bullying-prevention rallies that have reached over 300,000 youth worldwide. For several years now, they've partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to deliver inspiring rallies that help kids stand up to verbal and cyberbullying, alongside a focus on social-emotional learning.