5th ANNUAL

JJ WATT CHARITY CLASSIC 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX

PRESENTED BY

Ford

The 5th Annual JJ Watt Charity Classic will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. The JJ Watt Charity Classic will feature defensive and offensive players from the Houston Texans competing on opposing teams in a softball game. Events will kick off with a home run derby at 6 p.m., softball game at 7 p.m. and a fireworks display to end the night (weather permitting). In addition, the event will feature a silent auction with items such as autographed apparel, autographed game-day memorabilia and an “experience package” to sit in the dugout during an inning. JJ Watt merchandise will also be available for sale.

TICKETS. Check back about the new year for ticket information. For more information about parking lot policies, purchasing raffle tickets, silent auction details, etc., please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking the FAQ button above.

THE SILENT AUCTION OPENS MAY 1, 2017! You can bid on all of our amazing items and all proceeds benefit the JJ Watt Foundation, so everyone wins!

MERCHANDISE TAX FREE HOLIDAY! All merchandise will be tax free at this year’s Charity Classic. All you pay is the flat price of the item!

 

ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED

HOW much do tickets cost?

Tickets range from $5-$200 based upon where you chose to sit.
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i ordered tickets and have questions, who do i contact?

All ticket questions can be directed to Tickets.com at 1-800-352-0212.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

There is parking available for purchase at Minute Maid. Minute Maid is also a short walk from most of Houston’s downtown parking garages and surface parking lots, some of which are available for purchase now through our CHARITY CLASSIC PARKING page. For additional information on parking visit: ASTROS.COM/PARKING

WHAT TIME DO THE STADIUM GATES OPEN?

The stadium gates will open to the public at 4:00 PM.

WHAT AM I ALLOWED TO BRING IN?

In accordance with MLB and Astros security policies, all bags, purses and containers will be searched prior to entry. Guests entering Minute Maid Park may also be subject to inspection by handheld and walk through metal detectors. Items that are not permitted in the ballpark and are surrendered to security will not be stored or returned. To ensure fan safety, we reserve the right to admittance of any item deemed hazardous, suspicious or offensive. Fans are reminded that the following items will NOT be permitted inside Minute Maid Park:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Alcohol
  • Animals (except for service animals)
  • Bags larger than 8.5 “ x 11”
  • Banners or signs larger than 3′ x 2′ (Banners must be baseball-related and support teams and players, so long as they are in good taste. The Astros do not permit signs, posters or banners which are obscene, slanderous or in bad taste. No items are permitted to be affixed to signs and no signs may be affixed to the ballpark)
  • Beverages & containers other than factory-sealed plastic water bottles 1 liter or less
  • Cameras with lenses larger than 8 inches
  • Clothing deemed obscene or indecent
  • Coolers of any kind
  • Costume masks
  • Fireworks
  • Folding chairs
  • Food in a portion larger than a clear, one-gallon size bag
  • Inflatables (i.e. beach balls, basketballs, balloons)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laser pointers
  • Luggage
  • Noise makers (whistles, horns, bells, etc.)
  • Poles or sticks of any kind (i.e. flagpoles, broom handles, nets)
  • Skateboards, roller skates, roller shoes, bicycles, wagons for children
  • Tripods, bipods or monopods
  • Weapons – including but not limited to firearms, knives, mace
  • Any item deemed inappropriate or hazardous by ballpark security

DO BABIES NEED THEIR OWN TICKET?

Per stadium policy, children ages 3 and under who will be sitting on a parent’s lap do not require a paid ticket. If an individual seat is needed, then the full price is applicable.

WHAT TYPES OF MERCHANDISE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?

The merchandise that will be available for purchase includes a variety of t-shirts, hoodies, hats, headbands, wristbands, pennants, and much more. Most merchandise contains JJ’s name or likeness, his #99 jersey number, or his “Dream Big Work Hard” slogan.

WILL THERE BE A SILENT AUCTION?

Yes! We will have a fantastic silent auction filled with autographed items, one-of-a-kind items and experiences. NEW this year… the silent auction will be online giving you the ability to bid from your phone anywhere in the stadium.

WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT FOR MERCHANDISE, RAFFLE TICKETS, AND SILENT AUCTION?

Most major debit/credit cards are accepted for merchandise and silent auction purchases; however, raffle tickets can only be purchased with cash.

WILL CONCESSIONS BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?

Yes, concession stands will be open throughout the game.

WILL THERE BE ANY OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET OR RECEIVE AUTOGRAPHS FROM ANY OF THE PLAYERS?

There will be several autographed items, as well as experience and meet and greet opportunities up for bid in the silent auction. In addition, if you purchase a pennant from the merchandise booth, you will have a chance to win 1 of the 10 JJ Watt autographed pennants that are hidden within the pile. Though no other formal opportunities are planned for the public, many of the players take time throughout the game to sign autographs, pose for pictures, and toss autographed balls and shirts into the crowd.

ARE FANS ALLOWED TO GO DOWN ON THE FIELD TO WATCH THE POST-GAME FIREWORKS?

No. For the safety of fans, players, stadium staff, and foundation volunteers, it is imperative that fans remain in their assigned seats not only during the game but also during the fireworks.

CC 2013 Teams

First Annual Charity Classic – 2013

Presenting Sponsor

Classic Chevrolet

CC 2013 Roster

Home Run Derby Champ

Winning Team

Matt Schaub Team Defense

Final Score

Amount Raised

19-18 Over $320,000

Game Recap

Though most of the game was controlled by Team Offense, a late rally by Team Defense and a walk-off homer by Shiloh Keo led Team Defense to a win.

CC 2014 Teams

Second Annual Charity Classic – 2014

Presenting Sponsor

Ford

CC 2014 Roster

Home Run Derby Champ

Winning Team

Shiloh Keo Team Offense

Final Score

Amount Raised

29-23 Over $430,000

Game Recap

Despite Team Defense’s “creative” attempts to pull ahead, Team Offense came to play, led the majority of the game, and ultimately won, tying up the series.

CC 2015 Teams

Third Annual Charity Classic – 2015

Presenting Sponsor

BOA/ML

CC 2015 Roster

HR Derby Champ

Winning Team

Shane Lechler Team Defense

Final Score

Amount Raised

7-6 Over $640,000

Game Recap

The game was a tough defensive battle with Team Defense rallying to beat Team Offense in the final inning. This game puts Team Defense back ahead in the series at 2-1.

CC 2016 Teams

Fourth Annual Charity Classic – 2016

Presenting Sponsor

Ford

CC 2016 Roster

Home Run Derby Champ

Winning Team

Brian Cushing Team Offense

Final Score

Amount Raised

4-3 Over $1,600,000

Game Recap

Both teams came with a serious desire to win at the new venue. The game was another tough defensive battle that kept the score tied and led to extra innings. Team Offense pulled through in the end to tie up the series at 2-2!

2017 SPONSORS

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR
HOME RUN DERBY SPONSOR
Ford
EVENT SPONSORS
American Family Insurance RE/MAX Assured Flow Solutions
Discovery Group / PCH
Meredith & Marshall Iler
Allied Fire Protection Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation Landry's
Ross & Carol Buckner
Carvana Dr. Heather Brown Orthodontics Rothchild Team
Koala Kare Lindsey's Bowtique Manley Realty Mosaic Hair Transplant
Miracle Method Surface Refinishing Mizzen & Main
Tracey Sepulvado & Family
IN-KIND SPONSORS
Academy Any Occasion Party Rental Del Friscos DeMarini
H-E-B Houston West COC LAZ Parking Legacy
Leonetti Graphics Reebok Riddell Salviace Photography
Wilson
MEDIA SPONSORS
95.7 The Spot 100.3 The Bull Clear Channel Outdoor CBS Radio Group
Mega 101.1 Mix 96.5 SportsRadio 610
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