Mission Statement / Origins
The Night of Legends is a non-profit 501(c) 3 company based in New Jersey. Beginning with our support of youth organizations, school programs and underprivileged children, to the N.J. Night of Champions events that fund our national, world and Olympic teams. The Final Phase of this fundraising initiative is to support the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma and our Hall of Fame Chapter here in New Jersey. Steven Jastrabek Executive Director of the Night of Legends is a former wrestler and assistant coach with proven success on the mat (State Champ and All-American in Youth Wrestling, All State and National Champion in High School, selected for an All-American team in College, National Senior Open Freestyle Champion and competed in a World Cup Trials for the U.S.A. 205-24-1).
“I've always believed wrestling was the best sport out there for young kids to take on. The individual attention, success and dedication it takes at this sport will shape the rest of your life. You can learn how to win, lose, and recover and make better decisions in this sport which will give you a blueprint to follow the rest of your life. The confidence in oneself that can be developed from this sport is paramount.
The origins of Night of Legends began in the year 1999 for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Steven donated a percentage of his proceeds from his Mendham, New Jersey Salon to the Olympic Wrestling Team. Knowing that much more funding was necessary in 2004, Steven founded the NJ Night of Champions, a fundraising program with USA Wrestling. Close to 10 events and 1.1 million dollars raised in 9 years is still not enough.
“Knowing what wrestling has done for me in my life, I know the sport can help many kids be very productive and accomplished as they navigate through life." Thank you for all your support.
Long live wrestling!
We are a Non-Profit 501(c) 3 Organization for the Sport of Amateur Wresting in America.
Steven Jastrabek, Executive Director and Frank Mosier,President.
Night of Legends
PO Box 154, Bernardsville, NJ 07924