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We are paying homage to the legacy of the late and great Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Smokin' Joe Frazier. Our goal is to provide scholarships to at-risk youth ages 13-19 years old throughout the United States. These scholarships will be awarded for educational, recreational, and social programs.

Join Us At Our Gala!

On Friday, August 25th, 2023 from 7:00 pm - 11:00pm EDT and prepare for an extraordinary night that pays homage to the late great Weatta Frazier-Collins. Get ready to make an entrance in your most glamorous attire as you gracefully step onto the revered Red Carpet, setting the stage for an awe-inspiring Gala that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.


We honor and remember Weatta  by giving away Humanitarian Awards and Scholarships in her honor. Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience, filled with tantalizing flavors of the finest seafood, exquisite drinks, enchanting melodies, cutting-edge fashion, and an assembly of the most incredible individuals you'll ever meet!

Within You There Is A Fighter!

The Legacy Exists is a (501)©(3)non-profit scholarship fund that was created to exemplify the embodiment and humanitarianism of “Smokin’ Joe Frazier”.  His generosity was evident in the many acts of kindness extended toward others. We expect to see these positive traits in our applicants.

The quest is to implement the “Champ’s” philosophy of hard work, unity, and self-motivation. He adamantly verbalized how crucial these characteristics were to the growth-potential of young people’s lives. This provision has been made through the implementation of a Scholarship Fund. This funding source will provide services to recipients whose families would otherwise not be able to afford the costs involved.  And we know it will assist in the development of well-rounded young people who are making a positive impact on society.


Joe Frazier Statue 

In 2015, front and center of the Xfinity Live NBC Sports Arena is the Joe Frazier statue and is exactly where it belongs. The massive statue stands 11 feet tall and embodies the pose after Joe's powerful and strong left hook. 

If you have not visited the statue yet please do.


Read more from Sports Illustrated.

Smokin' Joe Frazier Boulevard

In 2018, the city of Philadelphia honored Joe by naming Glenwood Avenue after him. This recognition spans from Broad Street & Glenwood Avenue to Glennwood Avenue & Germantown Avenue. The location of this street name is heartwarming as it is adjacent to the once well-utilized Joe Frazier's Gym which was essential to the Philadelphia community in keeping young men off the streets, learning the skills of being a man boxing and so much more.


Read more from Philly Voice.


Boxer's Trail

In the changing world of 2020, Joe Frazier was honored as the face of upgraded Boxer's Trail in Fairmount Park.  

“Around the world, there is a fictional fighter known for embodying Philadelphia’s fighting spirit. But in Philly, we know that Smokin’ Joe Frazier and Bernard Hopkins are true-life world champions, and we are proud to make sure future generations know their stories" says Executive Director Maura McCarthy, of the new-and-improved Boxers’ Trail Gateway.


Read more on My Philly Park.

Joe Frazier Mural

In 2021, Mural Arts Philadelphia honored the Philadelphia world champion boxer Smokin’ Joe Frazier with a new mural. Mural Arts artist Ernel Martinez worked with the Frazier family in 2019 to create a design that captures the spirit of Philadelphia’s favorite fighter.

The mural was then painted with support from boxers around the city.


Read more on Mural Arts.

Fight of the Century Tribute

Joe Hand Boxing Gym

March 2021, Joe Hand Promotions admired the well-known battle titled Fight of the Century where Joe Frazier was victorious. The tribute entails a 9-foot bronze statue of Joe landing his famous left-hook on his opponent.


Read more on NBC Philadelphia.

Our Founder

Weatta Frazier was born September 18, 1963 in Philadelphia, PA to Joseph and Florence Frazier. She grew up in Lafayette Hills, Pennsylvania with her parents and four siblings. In 1982, Weatta continued her education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia receiving an Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising. 

In 1988, Weatta married Gary T. Collins, they have two children. Unfortunately, one has transitioned due to mental illness in 2020 and in January 2023, Weatta transitioned.

Through the years, The Founder of The Legacy Exists has participated in volunteer service within her community.

Weatta's goals and aspirations for founding  “The Legacy Exists”

is to carry out her father’s vision of continuing humanitarian 

efforts to help others.

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