Hours before showtime of an episode of Dynamite dedicated to the late Brodie Lee (real name Jon Huber), AEW sent out the following press release.
It announces that Huber’s widow Amanda & his brother Chris have formed a non-profit to honor his memory by helping people do what he did - chase his creative dream while also supporting his family.
LATE WRESTLER’S WIFE AND BROTHER START NON-PROFIT
Jon Huber Legacy Foundation will honor late wrestler’s dedication to family and career
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.
It’s a cool effort, offering a kind of assistance that isn’t currently widely available.
For more information visit www.jonhuberlegacyfoundation.org and/or email email@example.com.