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Watt Announces Inaugural J.J. Watt Charity Classic in Texas

J.J. Watt Announces 1st Annual J.J. Watt Charity Classic in Texas to Benefit the Justin J Watt Foundation

The Justin J. Watt Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the J.J. Watt Charity Classic in Texas to benefit the Justin J Watt Foundation.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas, a suburb of Houston, Texas. Events will kick off at noon with a home run derby followed by the softball game (two hour time limit).  Defensive and offensive players from Watt’s NFL team, the Houston Texans, will compete on opposing teams during a seven-inning game.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on March 15th at 9 a.m. both at the Constellation Field box office and online www.sugarlandskeeters.com.

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.  J.J. Watt merchandise will also be available for sale.

Funds raised will benefit the Justin J Watt Foundation. Our mission is to provide after-school opportunities for children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the basic character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic and perseverance while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.

“The Justin J Watt Foundation encourages children to dream big and work hard,” says J.J. Watt.  “We hope to provide the motivation and means to turn those big dreams and hard work into something incredible.”

Volunteers for the event have been finalized. Media requests or sponsorship information is available through Capture Marketing atinfo@capturemarketingllc.com or 262.696.5177.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dream Big Work Hard

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Thanks to Raising the Steaks for your donation!

Thank you to Tony Resch and his staff of Raising the Steaks for their support and donation in the amount of $5,000.00

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JJ Watt named Defensive Player of the Year

The best dreams are the ones you live. Congratulations to JJ Watt on winning the NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2012 season!  Great man and an amazing football player!  #DBWH

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Big praise: Andre Johnson calls J.J. Watt the greatest Texan ever, passing on his title

Andre Johnson’s claim to being the all-time greatest Texan is completely unchallenged. For good reason.

There is no player who has done more for the organization, no player who is more universally respected in the locker room. And this isn’t a ceremonial moniker. In his 10th season, Johnson continues to dominate games.

But the wide receiver sounds like he’s ready to pass on his title. That’s how impressed Johnson is with second-year defensive end J.J. Watt’s game-changing ways.

“If he keeps going like he’s going, I think he’ll probably be the greatest Texan to ever come through here,” Johnson said.

After Watt put his long arms and quick feet all over the Texans’ 29-17 statement victory over the Indianapolis Colts — collecting three sacks, forcing a fumble at the goal line and pushing Andrew Luck and the Colts back again and again — Johnson gave No. 99 arguably the most significant praise he’s ever received.

No one could top Andre’s words, but the Texans are at the point where they are almost competing with themselves to best describe the wonder they feel at Watt’s exploits.

“If he doesn’t win defensive MVP, it’s a scam,” outside linebacker Connor Barwin said.

As for Watt himself? He was lamenting two more sacks he felt he let get away. And telling the fans to not to go crazy over a second consecutive division title for an organization that had zero before No. 99 arrived at Reliant.

“There’s a lot more fun ahead,” Watt said. “I hope everybody is not celebrating too early.”

Article written by Chris Baldwin from Culture Map Houston on December 16th, 2012

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Thank you Houston Texans Liberty Tailgaters!

Great photo of Houston Texans Liberty Tailgaters and Bull Prints Printing and Graphics giving Mrs. Watt a donation from their Texans tailgate. Thank you so much for all of the support!!

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JJ Named Defensive Team Captain

A huge congrats goes out to JJ as he was named as Defensive team captain! Hard work does pay off. Dream Big, Work Hard!

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Donation to Racine Unified Middle Schools

The JJ Watt Foundation is proud to announce that five (5) Racine Unified Middle Schools were presented with a new after school activity; this activity is soccer!!!!  They received funding for indoor and outdoor soccer equipment including uniforms for 150 kids starting Oct. 8th.  This past weekend we were there to hand out their uniforms and new goals and were able to watch as they tested out the equipment!!  For more photos of this event, check out the foundation Facebook page!

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Flag Football Donations to Local School

Here is an example of one of the jerseys that was donated to the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) middle school Flag Football team. The JJ Watt foundation was able to donate jerseys, flag football flags and footballs to 30 participating MPS schools. We are so excited to see all the students with so much school pride and watch them as they continue Dream Big, Work Hard. More photos to come on our Foundation Facebook page!!

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The Day for Dreams

If you are in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and you are interested in helping a great cause, check out NX Level’s upcoming event, The Day for Dreams.  This event will take place on September 30th, 2012 and all proceeds will go towards the Make A Wish Foundation and the Children’s Hospital.  Any additional details can be found at : http://www.nxlevelathletics.com/2012/09/a-day-4-dreams-2/

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69 Lives Saved!!!

 We are extremely happy to announce that the blood drive that was held on August 9th, 2012 in Pewaukee, WI helped to save over 69 lives from the donations collected.  August is notoriously one of the hardest months to collect blood and everyone who came out helped to deplete the need of blood in Wisconsin.
Thank you to Gethsemane United Methodist Church for hosting this event and the Blood Centers of Wisconsin for letting us participate.
Thanks again to all came out you made a difference many peoples lives!  Dream Big, Work Hard!!
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