It’s Back

JJ WATT Charity Classic 2019

It’s Back

JJ WATT Charity Classic 2019

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2017

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it’s back… Charity Classic – 2019

After the Justin J. Watt Foundation took a year off to focus on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, let the games resume! JJ Watt is excited to announce the JJ Watt Foundation Charity Classic and home-run derby will be on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Minute Maid Park. Watt and his teammates will play softball to benefit the foundation’s mission to provide funding for middle schools across the country that have insufficient or no funding for after-school athletic programs.

Tickets for the game and home run derby are now on sale! Just in time for holiday gifting! Tickets for this family-friendly event range from $5 to $200 per ticket and are available online only at www.tickets.com.

These prices do not include tax, online purchase service charge or food. Children age three and over require a ticket for admission. Children age two and under may enter without a ticket and must sit on the lap of an adult.

To purchase a group of tickets, please call 409-789-4576.

For media requests or sponsorship information, please contact Capture Marketing at info@capturesportsmarketing.com or 262.696.5177.

HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST?

Tickets range from $5-$200 based upon where you chose to sit.

Ticket Map

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)
  • Food of any kind from outside of the stadium
  • 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
  • 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?

Cash and most major debit/credit cards are accepted for merchandise, silent auction purchases, and raffle tickets.

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. 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 2017 Teams

 

Fifth Annual Charity Classic – 2017

Presenting Sponsor

Ford

HR Derby Champ

Winning Team

CC 2017 Roster
JJ Watt Team Defense

Final Score

Amount Raised

9-3 Over $1,300,000

Game Recap

With the series tied up with Team Offense and Team Defense both at 2 wins, the competition was intense! Team Defense not only battled hard in the Home Run Derby, but took home the trophy, winning by 6 runs! Team Defense pulls ahead in the series with 3 wins.
CC 2016 Teams

Fourth Annual Charity Classic – 2016

Presenting Sponsor

Ford

HR Derby Champ

Winning Team

CC 2016 Roster
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!
CC 2015 Teams

Third Annual Charity Classic – 2015

Presenting Sponsor

BOA/ML

HR Derby Champ

Winning Team

CC 2015 Roster
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 2014 Teams

Second Annual Charity Classic – 2014

Presenting Sponsor

Ford

HR Derby Champ

Winning Team

CC 2014 Roster
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 2013 Teams

First Annual Charity Classic – 2013

Presenting Sponsor

Classic Chevrolet

HR Derby Champ

Winning Team

CC 2013 Roster
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.

2019 SPONSORS

 

EVENT SPONSORS
American Family Insurance Discovery Group / PCH BTS Asthma Miracle Method Surface Refinishing
Pacific Dental Services
The Strategic Alliance
IN-KIND SPONSORS
Academy H-E-B LAZ Parking Reebok

Media and Sponsorship Information

For media requests or sponsorship information, please contact Capture Marketing at info@capturemarketingllc.com or 262.696.5177.
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