TAMPA, Fla. — WWE’s dynamic duo The Prime Time Players, Titus O’Neil and Darren Young, and WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat joined Wheelchairs 4 Kids for their charity fundraising event to help make the lives of physically disabled children easier. They participated in the fun and interactive Jail and Bail fundraiser on April 12. The fundraiser was part of a big day of charity events for O’Neil.
Wheelchair 4 Kids’ Jail and Bail is a community event that brings together prominent citizens in the name of fun and for a good cause. The WWE Superstars will join the other Jail and Bail participants appeared before Judge Julie Weintraub to face hilarious charges and serve time “locked up” to raise bail in the form of charitable donations. All of the money raised will benefit the Wheelchairs 4 Kids nonprofit organization.
“I am very proud to be involved with this event and the Wheelchairs 4 Kids organization,” O’Neil said. “As a father of two kids myself, I am always honored to have the opportunity to assist families from all walks of life obtain resources that might help them in living the healthiest and happiest lifestyle possible.”
Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities by providing wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications as well as other assistive devices. Many children in the United States faced with living with physical disabilities are in wheelchairs that are too small, in disrepair or do not fit the needs of the child. Wheelchairs 4 Kids is working hard to address this much-neglected need.
“We are so excited to have not one, but three, WWE Superstars participating. It means so much to us,” Executive Director of Wheelchairs 4 Kids Madeline Robinson said. “They are truly making a huge difference in the lives of so many kids. They are the heroes our kids look up to.”
To read more about each of the WWE Superstars’ “crimes for charity” and to make a donation toward their bail, visit:
For more information, visit the Wheelchairs 4 Kids website, wheelchairsforkids.org. Be sure to “like” the Wheelchairs 4 Kids page on Facebook.
Also on April 12, O’Neil served as an honorary captain for the Tampa Bay Storm. O’Neil partnered with Derrick Brooks, former All-Pro linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who has been a pillar of the Tampa community. Brooks is a personal friend of O’Neil and is currently the president and general manager of the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League.
O’Neil and Brooks hosted more than 150 children and their families with The Revealing Truth Marching Lions band. The band performed during halftime at the football game that evening.
Earlier in the day, O’Neil had his beard shaved for charity. The “Big Deal” is an ambassador with Academy Prep Center of Tampa and is participating in the Pediatric Cancer Society’s “Cut for a Cure” charity challenge. Cut for a Cure is a fundraising event where people in the Tampa Bay area shave to show support for pediatric cancer research.
“To some, my life is a whirlwind, but to me, I’m just living out my God-given purpose — to be a blessing to as many people as possible,” O’Neil said. “Sometimes that calling can be very time-consuming and exhausting, and this will definitely be one of those days.”