As reported in the following Click2Houston.com article, JJ Watt’s inaugural Charity Classic softball game filled Constellation Field to capacity, with thousands of fans coming out to cheer on their favorite Texans players and raise over $300,000 in the process. The event was an overwhelming success. “Couldn’t have scripted it any better,” said JJ. “Couldn’t have asked for a better crowd, better players, better product on the field.”
Thanks to CBS Houston, who caught up with JJ prior to his taking to the baseball field to play a friendly game of charity softball with his fellow Texans, to talk about the event. You can watch the press conference here.
And the crowd goes wild! Defense takes the game with a final score: 19-18! Thank you to all the players, sponsors, and fans who came out to make our first ever J.J. Watt Charity Classic such a huge success! Together we raised $330,000 that will go towards supporting after school programs and ensure every kid has the chance to dream big and the means to work hard to accomplish them!
Interview with JJ’s mom, Connie Watt, and JJ Watt Foundation Board Member, Jon Singer, on KRIV Fox 26 Houston about the upcoming JJ Watt Charity Classic. Video.
Giving back never goes out of style. Thanks to Houston Style Magazine for their coverage on JJ’s recent visit to KIPP Spirit and KIPP Liberation Schools. The donation will help further the mission of the Justin J. Watt Foundation to provide after-school opportunities for children in the community to become involved in athletics.
As the Ultimate Texans reported, even while gearing up for the Charity Classic fundraiser coming up on April 27, JJ Watt and the Foundation still found time to make use of the funds they already do have, stopping by KIPP Spirit and KIPP Liberation College Preparatory Schools to donate $60,000.
J.J. Watt throwing out the first pitch at the Astros game last night! Cannot express how much we appreciate the love shown this weekend. Best fans out there. Thankful for all your support of J.J. and the Justin J. Watt Foundation!