We love seeing how great our student athlete recipients are doing as a result of our donations. Don’t the wrestling team members from Roberson Middle School in Houston, TX look great using their wrestling mats & competing in their new singlets? Way to go, Razorbacks & congrats on a great wrestling season!
Be a part of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee excitement by using #WattWPMOYChallenge on your social media posts. JJ Watt will know his supporters are there for him! Check out the NFL nominees here.
Thank you to Lori Nickel and the Milwaukee Journal for the recent article featuring JJ Watt and Joe Thomas, two local Wisconsin standouts currently making names for themselves in the NFL. From their childhood homes barely 10 minutes apart, JJ and Joe both went on to play for the Badgers, and are now regarded as one of the best defensive players and best left tackles in the league respectively. To read the rest of the article, click here.
SI.com’s list of 25 star performers under the age of 25 isn’t limited to All-Stars, Pro Bowlers, or even human beings, and one of those spots went to JJ Watt. Proud of his accomplishments on and off the field and excited to keep on dreaming big and working hard in the many years to come! For the full list, click here.
He may be staring down the opposition as a dominating defensive lineman for the Houston Texans and not the home team Green Bay Packers, but that didn’t stop Milwaukee’s “M” Magazine from including JJ and the work of his foundation in their November 2013 issue list of local game changers. “This is where I’m from and where everything really started for me,” says JJ. Excited and honored to be able to give back here in Wisconsin and to be included alongside the other 12 amazing individuals who are rocking the city!
He may be #99 on the Texans as the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, but JJ Watt will forever be #9 in the hearts and history of Pewaukee High School. Growing up, playing under the Friday night lights of his hometown was JJ’s driving force. And because he never once stopped dreaming big and working hard, he’s still playing the game he loves, only now on a slightly larger stage. Thank you to everyone who came out, as the Pirates retired JJ’s high school jersey, and for all the local support! There really is no place like home. You can read more about the event thanks to MaxPreps.com here.
J.J. Watt spent the bye weekend in his hometown in Wisconsin as Pewaukee High School recognized JJ’s contributions to his alma matter by retiring his jersey during halftime of the school’s first round playoff game this season. Article.
A native of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Watt attended Pewaukee High School, where he was a four-year letterman and two-year starter in football, also lettering twice in basketball and baseball and once in track and field. The Pirates recognized his accomplishments as a permanent part of their history by retiring his former high school jersey. “Humbled & honored to be returning to Pewaukee tonight to have my jersey retired. Never forget where you came from & who helped you get here” – @JJWatt via Twitter. Thank you to WISN for their coverage of the event.
Thank you to Lance Allan and TMJ4 for the following video coverage, as Pewaukee High School retired JJ’s jersey during halftime of the Friday, October 26 game. Couldn’t be more proud to be a former Pirate. Watt was a graduate of the class of 2007. Video.