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WWE wrestler pledges to help teachers, struggling families in Tampa

Posted at 11:19 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 23:27:23-05

A W.W.E. wrestler is throwing his weight behind a pair of great causes in Tampa.

Thaddeus Bullard, also known as W.W.E. Superstar Titus O'Neil, is giving back to his community, helping Hillsborough teachers and families in need.

He announced on social media Wednesday several projects aimed at redeveloping Sligh Avenue in Tampa.

"It’s an opportunity to get more families to become more self-sufficient," said Bullard. "And really, hopefully change the course of their life and also change the culture of that entire community.”

Bullard is teaming up with One More Child, a Christian-based charity, to offer affordable housing to single parents. They've secured 17 acres near Sligh Middle School for the development.

Plans also include a compassion center, which will offer free mental health and drug counseling.

Bullard is working with Hillsborough County Public Schools to re-purpose a vacant building into a fitness center, free for all teachers and school staff.

“Teachers and staff and school people are the most undervalued asset in the world," said Bullard. "A lot of times, being healthy mentally can help you prepare for the stories and the issues that they are going to deal with on a day-to-day basis."