The Usos Foundation, founded by WWE Hall of Famer Afa "The Wild Samoan" Anoa'i and his wife Lynn Anoa’i, helps turn around the lives of at risk and financially disadvantaged youth, offering them life and career skills by utilizing what they know more about than just about anyone else, professional wrestling.
Thank you for visiting the online home of the Usos Foundation, Inc.! Usos Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that focuses on changing the lives of at-risk and wayward young men and women. It gets them away from the streets, away from drugs, gangs, negativity, broken homes, etc. and gives scholarships to the world-renowned Wild Samoan Pro-Wrestling Training Center, where they learn structure, guidance, discipline, trust, camaraderie, the mind-body-spirit connection, exercise, valuable career-building and entrepreneurial skills, and much more. Usos Foundation depends entirely on donations and fundraising efforts. However, it can't be a success without the help of the community and word being spread everywhere. Donation are always very greatly appreciated. No amount is too small, and every little bit helps! Usos Foundation also helps young people live their dreams. It's not JUST for wayward and at-risk youths! Usos is all about opportunity, encouragement, giving young hopefuls with little chance or direction a place to fulfill their dreams.
We encourage you to take a look around the site and learn all about our success stories, Foundation programs, and fundraisers (i.e. Aloha Festival, Spirit Nights, Fundraising Banquet). Founded in 1999, by wrestling legend, WWE Hall of Famer Afa "The Wild Samoan" Anoa'i and Lynn Anoa'i, Usos Foundation boasts a tremendous success rate in turning around the lives of the at-risk and financially disadvantaged youths who have taken part in our program. Be sure to "Like" Usos Foundation on Facebook!
After you've looked through the information on our site, we would appreciate it if you would consider making a tax-deductible, charitable contribution to our 501 C (3) non-profit organization. Your generosity will allow us to continue providing our services and expand our operations to help even more underprivileged kids.
It is an absolute honor to receive this scholarship from Afa and the Usos Foundation. They are helping me one step at a time to try to achieve my dream of being a pro wrestler and along they way I am learning a whole different meaning of the word "family". I remember the 1st time I saw Wrestling on TV, I watched The Rock deliver a Rock Bottom to Rikishi in the middle of the ring. I find it amazing how now I am training underneath Pops' guidance and teachings. It's hard to believe that it was not destiny that made this possible.
When I was younger, everyone would shoot down my dream of becoming a pro wrestler. If you were to ask my friends and family 10 years ago if they thought I would ever be this far along towards reaching my dream they would've thought you were delusional. I love that I can now stand here today and prove all of them wrong. I went through a very dark time before Afa and Mom awarded me this scholarship. I had lost 3 of my best friends within 3 weeks, popped 3 of the tires on my car with no money to pay for them, and my family got foreclosed on our house, and then one day I was stuck outside my house in the cold and rain for an hour straight. I had to punch a hole through a glass window in order to let myself back in. When I got inside I lay down and passed out as I thought to myself... can it get much worse than this?
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Usos Foundation is proud to announce that we have partnered with Charity Wines for their newest brand, Legend Cellars. We are honored to be the first wrestling affiliation with this great fundraising opportunity. Legend Cellars recently released four brand new wines to accompany the eight original wines featuring professional wrestlers. The inaugural release included wines featuring wrestling superstars, The Wild Samoans, Rocky Johnson, Scott Hall, Samu, Haku, The Iron Sheik, Ricky Santana, and the late Davey Boy Smith. The four new wines feature High Chief Peter Maivia, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, The Magnificent Don Muraco, and the Alofa Forever sparkling white wine featuring High Chief Peter Maivia and his wife Lia Maivia. Proceeds from the sale of these wines benefits Usos - The Samoan Family Foundation.