Jon Huber's Family Launches Non-Profit Foundation
Amanda and Chris Huber, the widow and brother of Jon Huber (known as Brodie Lee in AEW and Luke Harper in WWE) announced on Wednesday that they will be launching the Jon Huber Legacy Foundation. The non-profit will "focus on providing support to people in creative fields who have not taken the next step in their career because of family obligations."
"Beginning in 2022, the Foundation will select a group of creative individuals to support with resources, connections, practical skills, and direct funding," the release said. "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."
"Jon almost gave up on his dream of wrestling because of his family," Amanda said. "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."
Chris added — "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 family & friends of Jon Huber announce 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 due to family obligations.— Jon Huber Legacy Foundation (@JonHuberLegacy) September 29, 2021
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Huber passed away back in December 2020 and tonight's AEW Dynamite will serve as a special tribute show dedicated to him as it takes place in his hometown of Rochester, New York.
AEW president Tony Khan tweeted on Wednesday morning, "It's Wednesday. You know what that means. Tonight #AEWDynamite is Live from Rochester, home of Mr. Brodie Lee. Tonight we'll have a great show dedicated to his memory with a special card including a huge TNT Championship match, a title forever synonymous with his indelible legacy."
Here's the updated card for this week's Dynamite:
- TNT Championship: Miro vs. Sammy Guevara
- The Dark Order & Orange Cassidy vs. The Hardy Family Office (16-man tag match)
- Adam Cole vs. Jungle Boy
- Cody Rhodes & Lee Johnson vs. Dante Martin & Matt Sydal
- Tay Conti & Anna Jay vs. The Bunny & Penelope Ford