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WWE Hall of Famer reaches out to at risk youth.
Usos-The Samoan Family Foundation, Inc. was founded by professional wrestler and 2007 WWE Hall of Famer Afa "The Wild Samoan" Anoa`i and his wife Lynn. Their vision is to offer a safe and secure environment for young men and women, to channel their energies and keep them off the streets and away from the negativity. Mr. and Mrs. Anoa`i are residents of Lake County who care deeply for the community and especially for our youth who are our leaders of tomorrow.
The Anoa`is believe that after-school programs are a necessity because it is usually after school that
at risk youth are either getting into trouble or heading there fast. If we don't find things for the kids to do, they will find their own things to do and their choices are not always positive ones.
Teens need fun, productive hobbies geared for their age to not only keep their interests but to give them something to work for. With this vision in mind, the Anoa`is opened the doors of their wrestling school.
There is no doubt that wrestling is an attraction for the youth making this unique sport the draw that attracts them to Usos Foundation. Students in Usos have an advantage. In addition to learning "top of the line" skills in the sport of wrestling and self defense, the school will provide the youth with various traits and skills in other areas which include: self-esteem, the mind-body-spirit connection, public relations, experience in filming, photography, editing, journalism, script writing, sales, marketing, and other entrepreneurial skills. All of which are skills that can be used in the business world, since many of these kids will not have the option of attending college.
It is no secret how popular wrestling is today, and with Afa's influence and 40 years experience as a professional wrestler, Usos foundation utilizes the drawing power of pro wrestling as a tool to guide young people in making life decisions between right and wrong, as well as learning many skills and traits that can be used to secure a brighter future.
People tend to look at the wrestling business only for wrestling, but it can open doors to explore many other areas. Some pro wrestlers have gone on to become Hollywood actors, high school principals, chiropractors, contract negotiators for major corporations, politicians, car dealers and other productive careers.
Afa Anoa`i - "I have met many troubled teens with passions and dreams of becoming a pro wrestler. But, not everyone can afford tuition. It is with these tough situations where I feel obligated to give these youths hope. Therefore, I open my doors to allow them to sit in and watch my classes instead of them being out in the streets. I have changed many lives that were heading in the wrong direction and I strongly believe that using the drawing power of pro wrestling is the goal to redirecting one's life."
To learn more about Usos Foundation please continue to search our web site or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 272-2806.
Usos Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization that relies on donations to fund our programs.
Usos Foundation Board Members
Executive Director: Andy Salgado
President: Afa Anoa'i
Vice President: Lynn Anoa'i
Usos Foundation files a yearly 990-N form to the Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service.
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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.