By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
ROCHESTER, NY, September 29 – On the same day All Elite Wrestling (AEW) makes its debut in Jon Huber’s hometown of Rochester, NY, his family and friends are announcing the creation of the Jon Huber Legacy Foundation.
The Foundation will focus on providing support to people in creative fields who have not taken the next step in their career because of family obligations.
“Jon almost gave up on his dream of wrestling because of his family,” said Amanda Huber, “But he got the call to move up to WWE while we were in the hospital with our first child. I can’t think of a better way of honoring his commitment to family and his career than to help other people who are facing the same dilemma.”
Beginning in 2022, the Foundation will select a group of creative individuals to support with resources, connections, practical skills, and direct funding. The cohort will meet throughout the year to learn from experts in areas including business planning, artist management, public relations, brand management, finances, and IP law. These skills and connections will help them provide for their families while also helping them pursue their dreams.
“Many artists and wrestlers are never taught how to manage their finances, investments, and assets in a way to make sure their family is secure,” said Chris Huber, “Like our father, Jon always wanted to make sure he was making decisions that were the right decision not only for his career, but also for his family.”
The foundation will announce its first application round in early 2022.
For more information, please visit www.jonhuberlegacyfoundation.org and/or email email@example.com.
Powell’s POV: It’s really nice to see Huber’s family and friends honor his legacy in such a positive way. Here’s hoping this truly helps the wrestlers who are chosen.
I’m pretty sick of other fans saying that AEW is profiting off John’s death. The Huber Foundation and Owen Hart foundation deals are for charity, and anyone that has a problem with raising money for charities are really jaded human waste. This is really good for everyone involved