We didn’t raise the distance, but we raised the difference we’re making, with our most successful 5K Run/Walk yet! Click here to see WISN’s post on Waukesha Patch about the sold out JJ Watt Foundation 5K Run/Walk!
Thanks to the Milwaukee Sun for shining the light on the success of the 3rd Annual JJ Watt Foundation 5K Run/Walk held in Pewaukee, WI, on June 22. This year we had our highest number of participants yet, and we’re looking forward to giving all of the funds raised to continue the foundation’s mission of supporting after-school athletic programs for children.
High-fives and a huge round of applause to everyone who came out for the third annual JJ Watt 5K Run/Walk this year, held at Waukesha County Technical College! We could not be more stoked to have JJ back in his hometown, and to see the support continue to grow from year to year. All of the funds raised will go towards after-school athletic programs both locally in Wisconsin, and down in Texas. You can find more coverage of the event here.
Thanks Yahoo! News for the awesome video on our sold out 5K Run/Walk! Because of all the incredible support for the event, we’re able to go the distance to help fund after-school athletic programs for children!
Click here to check out the MSN video of this year’s JJ Watt Foundation 5K Run/Walk. The event was a huge success thanks to all the participants and volunteers who laced up their tennis shoes and came out on June 22 to support the cause!
With some many stories coming back from the war in Afghanistan, sometimes it’s easy to forget that each and every soldier has a name, and their own personal story. For JJ Watt, having the chance to take a ride in the very same helicopters that the military uses on its missions really made the experience hit home. And yes, even JJ was surprised there was enough room in some of them for all 6’5″ of him! Watch him talk about it here.
Thank you to FOX Sports Wisconsin for having JJ and his mom, Connie, in studio during Friday’s Brewers pre-game show at 6:30 pm to talk about his 5K Run/Walk. There’s still time to sign up and join us out in Pewaukee on Saturday, June 22!
For JJ Watt, posing with the fans and smiling for the camera is a daily occurrence (and sometimes more like a several hundred times a day occurrence) but that doesn’t stop JJ from going the extra step to try to really connect with the fans and make the moment personal. In this “My Story,” JJ talks about doing just that on his recent USO tour to Afghanistan. Video.
Thank you to the Lake Country Reporter for the following story on our upcoming 5K Run/Walk in Pewaukee on June 22. We are now hosting our third annual event, and it grows every year because of the amazing support of local community like you!
Excited to announce that Drew Olson of 540 ESPN’s “The D-List” will be the emcee of our upcoming 5K Run/Walk on June 22! Make sure to also tune in to “The D-List” on 540 ESPN on Monday, June 10, at 12:15 pm to hear J.J. talk about the fun, family-friendly event. Hope to see you there!