For the initial Fight For The Fallen event, AEW donated a portion of its live gate to victims of gun violence in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
This year’s show, a themed episode of Dynamite airing next Weds., July 15, will benefit the fight against a new issue. It’s the one much of the United States is struggling with, and certainly the Sunshine State where AEW’s done much of its filming over the past couple months: the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Without tickets to sell, AEW will instead sell a limited edition t-shirt with all proceeds going to First Coast Relief Fund and the Feeding Northeast Florida. There will also be a donation drive for those two charities.
In the press release detailing the initiative, it’s also noted the family of AEW owner Shad & President Tony Khan gave $1 million to organizations working on COVID response in Northeast Florida back in March.
Here’s the full announcement, and details on ordering the shirt or making a donation:
#AEW's FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN T-Shirt and Donation Drive will Benefit Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund and Feeding Northeast Florida— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 10, 2020
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AEW ANNOUNCES INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT NORTHEAST FLORIDA’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
— FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN T-Shirt and Donation Drive will Benefit Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund and Feeding Northeast Florida —
July 10, 2020 – Leading up to the highly anticipated FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN event this Wednesday, July 15, AEW today announced two charity-driven initiatives to help support northeast Florida’s response to COVID-19.
Funds from both AEW programs will be distributed to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund and Feeding Northeast Florida, both of which will provide a range of health and well-being services for those struggling during this time. The two organizations are 501(c)(3) not for profits.
In the spirit of FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN, which raised money for the Jacksonville-based Victims Assistance Advisory Council last year, AEW is appealing to fans to donate what they can to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund and Feeding Northeast Florida at www.AEWFightfortheFallen.com.
As part of the overall effort, AEW has designed a limited-edition shirt depicting powerful FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN imagery with a COVID-19 protective face mask at the center of the artwork. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the shirt, which is available at www.ShopAEW.com, will also go to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund and Feeding Northeast Florida.
In March, the Khan family donated $1 million to various organizations to support northeast Florida’s response to COVID-19.
“The efforts of the First Coast Relief Fund and Feeding Northeast Florida over the past four months have been truly amazing, but unfortunately the battle against this pandemic continues and that means their work is far from over,” said Tony Khan, President and CEO of All Elite Wrestling. “On behalf of everyone at AEW, and our fans, I thank both groups for their commitment to our home community of Jacksonville and North Florida and hope we can all come together to do what we can to support their mission.”