Former Pewaukee four-sport star JJ Watt was recognized as his high school retired his jersey in front of a home crowd in the opening round of the Pirates 2013 season playoffs. “As a kid growing up in this city, you don’t really dream about playing in the NFL, you don’t really dream about playing for the Badgers. What I dreamt about was playing on this field on Friday nights,” Watt told the Journal Sentinel, “to have my jersey retired and know I have a place in Pewaukee history means a lot to me.” Article.
As Pewaukee High School honored former standout JJ Watt by retiring his high school jersey this past weekend, the Pirates continued to follow Watt’s winning ways, cruising to a 20-6 victory over Elkhorn. Watch here for Fox 6 coverage of the event.
As reported by 620WTMJ and TODAY’S TMJ4′s Lance Allan, the Friday night lights at Pewaukee High this week will be shining on JJ Watt, as his alma mater honors the current NFL defensive end, and former Wisconsin badger, by retiring his high school jersey number. The game time is 7 pm with the jersey retirement ceremony taking place at halftime. Congratulations JJ on your success both on and off the field!
Thank you to the Houston Press for recognizing J.J. and the work of the JJ Watt Foundation in their recent “Best of Houston 2013″ article! The people and fans here are absolutely incredible, and we are honored to be a part of this city!
Proud to have funded 15 all court wheelchairs so that campers at Camp For All can play organized sports all year long! Camp For All is a unique, barrier free camp working in partnership with other non-profits to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs.
Texans Defensive End JJ Watt and offensive lineman Ben Jones pay a visit to Pin Oak Middle School to kick off the NFL Play 60 Challenge. Video.
The JJWF is thrilled to have donated football uniforms, helmets, hydration system, sideline markers, down marker chains, and a 5-man sled to Jackson Intermediate School (TX). To those athletes we say … DREAM BIG WORK HARD!
We had a wonderful time at the Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament today and are overwhelmed by the generous gift of $50,000 to the JJWF! Thank you Halliburton for helping us allow kids everywhere to dream big and work hard to accomplish them!
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. A special thank you from the Houston Chronicle to J.J. Watt for going blue to encourage men to be proactive in their health by engaging in preventative lifestyle habits and becoming educated on the realities of prostate cancer.