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.
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!
The foundation is thrilled to provide funding to Risen Savior Lutheran (WI) for new soccer and volleyball uniforms. Wishing their teams all the best!
JJ Watt Foundation is proud to have provided funds to America SCORES Milwaukee to purchase equipment and uniforms for their alumni middle school soccer programs, helping them continue in their mission of inspiring urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.
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.