After attending the JJ Watt Charity Classic this past April which raised over $300,000 to support the foundation’s mission of providing after-school opportunities for children in the community, Matagorda Elementary sixth grade teacher Moria Gesford was able to turn around and help her own school receive a grant from the foundation to fund new sports equipment. You can read more about the story here.
Thanks to BizTimes Media for including information about the JJ Watt Foundation and the funding that’s available! Take a look at the article.
In anticipation of the start of the 44th season of Monday Night Football, ESPN’s “It All Comes Down to Monday Night” campaign returns, with a spot featuring our very own Houston Texans’ defensive end JJ Watt! The 30-second ad is narrated by Watt with references to NFL legend Ken Norton Jr., former 13-time All Star Ken Griffey, Jr., and features a cameo by singer Kenny Loggins. For more on the story and to watch the ad, click here.
Thank you to Houstonia Magazine for making the JJWF a beneficiary of the August Issue Release party raffle. Check out their article “Watt’s Inside” here to get a glimpse into what it’s like being #99.
Football fans across the country have become familiar with his game changing antics on field as #99 for the Houston Texans, but thanks to Houstonia Magazine, fans can get a further glimpse into a portrait of the 6’5″ NFL star behind the jersey. From beast mode to a 55-inch box jump … it’s all here!
Don’t forget to also check out this behind the scenes footage of the photo shoot from the magazine:
Think JJ Watt got his fill of shutting down the competition with winning defensive player of the year last season? Think again. To get his fix off the field, he’s playing Yahoo! fantasy football. And he is going to “shut you down.”
Doesn’t matter if it’s on the playground at recess, or on an air strip in the middle of Afghanistan, boys will be boys! In this clip, JJ Watt tells the story of a soldier challenging fellow NFL player Steve Smith to a 40-yard foot race during their March 2013 NFL-USO tour. Watch it here.
Some people look to NFL players as heroes, but for JJ Watt, the real heroes are the individuals who risk their lives every day to serve our country. In the most recent “My Story” video profiling JJ’s trip with the NFL-USO tour to Afghanistan, Watt talks about what it was like going inside a Chinook helicopter, knowing that in 2011, one of them was shot down, causing 22 SEALs to lose their lives in the process. You can watch it here.