Owen Hart died 22 years today today in a tragic accident at Over the Edge 1999 in a tragic accident. While members of Owen’s family and WWE stars have disagreed in recent years about his entering the Hall of Fame and how to properly celebrate his legacy, Owen’s widow Martha has frequently spoken about the Owen Hart Foundation.
Martha wrote on OwenHartFoundation.org, “I established the Owen Hart Foundation in his memory in December 2000. Building this meaningful tribute to my husband and our children has given me strength and saved me from despair over his death. The Owen Hart Foundation is a permanent legacy that is in place to help people today and for generations to come.
Owen was a practical man of profound integrity, a wonderful husband and devoted father. He would be extremely proud of the good work carried out by the Foundation and would be honoured to be remembered for what he loved best, which was his sincere kindness to all people.”
Owen is a Hall of Famer in all of our hearts, and if you’d like to honor him, donating to the charity is a great start. Wrestling-Edge will kick off the donations with $150, and we hope to see you join us. If you have any other wrestling related charities you would like to see showcased here, please leave a comment.
The OHF is a very proud supporter of the Calgary Zoo Wildlife Conservation Program. OHF’s Oje and Athena Hart, Virginia Xavier, and Dr. Martha Hart had a fabulous afterhours special donor zoo outing with fabulous Calgary Zoo Senior Development Officer Tian Everest and lovely staff. It has also worked to raise money for Nepal Earthquake Relief, building four new homes and and aiding two schools in Nepal.
The Owen Hart Scholarship Fund is a signature part of the charity. These awards are offered at the following High Schools: Forest Lawn High, Western Canada, Ernest Manning, Crescent Heights, and Sir Winston Churchill to recognize students who are motivated to improve their lives through education. Ten or more awards valued at $4,000 each (applied directly to tuition). Additional honorariums valued at $500 may be offered.
To make a donation to The Owen Hart Foundation, click over to the Calgary Foundation.
Once on the Calgary Foundation homepage choose ‘Donate’ from the menu. Choose ‘Donate to an existing Fund.’ Scroll down and choose Owen Hart Foundation Flow-Through Fund. From there fill in the rest of the form and complete your donation. Thank you!
Dark Side of the Ring also uploaded a deleted scene today where D’lo Brown told a hilarious Owen rib story.
Owen Hart is forever 🖤
His legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of his family, friends and fans. @dlobrown75 recalls an unforgettable rib that captures his one-of-a-kind humor, and kindness. #RIPOwenHart pic.twitter.com/F1uDYTBOGE
— Dark Side of the Ring (@DarkSideOfRing) May 23, 2021