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.
Excited to announce that JJWF has been chosen to receive the Come Together Tour 2013 Community Achievement Award at their event on October 1st. The Come Together Tour inspires and mentors teens to connect with the world in a positive way and give back to the community by building social self-esteem, awareness, and leadership.
Great Texans win against the Chargers on last night’s Monday Night Football! Now we’re hoping that Welch Middle School (TX) tallies lots of wins with their new equipment for flag football and soccer funded by JJWF.
Thanks to BizTimes Media for including information about the JJ Watt Foundation and the funding that’s available! Take a look at the article.
“Kids that have an after-school program perform better in school because they have something to look forward to at the end of the day. They have a reason to have success. And that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re not only helping them on the field. We’re also trying to make sure they have something to look forward to and they have a reason to want to have success in the classroom.” ~ JJ Watt
“My goal has been and always will be to make you proud both on the field and off. I am very fortunate to have a platform through which I’m able to give back and help provide kids with an opportunity to work hard towards their dreams the same way I did. That wouldn’t be possible without the unbelievable amount of support from fans and generous donors. So to you, I say thank you. Together we will help change lives.” – J.J. Watt
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:
JJ Watt pays a visit to Camp Hometown Heroes, a free week-long overnight summer camp for children and younger siblings of fallen U.S. service members. This summer the camp hosted 63 children from 14 states who had a loved one pass away while serving in the war. For more pictures from JJ’s day at camp, visit here.