Community Relations, Fundraising

JJ Watt Foundation raises $37 million for Hurricane Harvey Relief

The JJ Watt foundation has raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey Relief, with an initial goal of $200,000.

Watt said he decided to try and find a way to help Houston as he watched his city become inundated with deadly floodwater from his hotel in Dallas, and he felt “helpless.”

Read ABC 13 News here.

Community Relations, Fundraising

JJ Watt Foundation hosts fundraiser in Pewaukee for hurricane relief

The JJ Watt Foundation joined forces with the Pewaukee school district to help hurricane victims by organizing a supply drive in the cafeteria at Pewaukee High School, 510 Lake St.

Watt, a defensive end with the Houston Texans, is a native of Pewaukee and an alumnus of Pewaukee High School.

Community Relations, Fundraising

Hurricane Harvey relief fund hits $20 million

The JJ Watt Foundation’s relief fund for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston has reached $20 million — 100 times more than the NFL star’s original goal.

More than 180,000 donations have been made, mostly for less than $100 each, since Watt started the fund Aug. 28 with a donation of $100,000 and a goal of raising $200,000, according to YouCaring, the company taking the donations.

Read USA Today story here.

Community Relations, Fundraising

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund reaches 13 million

The JJ Watt Foundation started an online fundraiser Sunday to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey with a modest goal of $200,000. On Friday, the amount donated surpassed his updated goal of $17 million.

Watt tweeted as the outpouring of support surpassed the $14 million mark, thanking those who donated for their generosity. He also said he will leave the fund open and see how high the total can go.

Read ESPN story here.

Charity Classic, Community Relations, Schools, Social Media, Texas

Thank you middle school teachers!

Thank you to everyone that nominated a middle-school teacher for our #ThankATeacher ticket giveaway! We’ve randomly selected 8 VIP Teachers to receive a pair of tickets to #JJWCC2017 at Minute Maid Park on May 13, 2017!
Each of the following teachers will receive a pair of tickets to the Charity Classic and VIP Teacher passes to get a photo taken with JJ Watt:
Heather Ellen
Marsha Carlevaro
Gloria Janett Chavez
Tanya Payne
Jeni Smither (Jennifer Hoppe)
Gema Funez
Lucy Schmidt
Marty Cummings

Fundraising, Schools

Congrats Cullen Place Middle School!

We are excited to announce that Cullen Place Middle School received our $13,044.56 donation last month for its football, girls basketball, boys basketball, volleyball & tennis teams! Congrats to the Colts!!
Read here.

Funding, Schools, Texas

Congrats Galveston Independent School District!

Congratulations to Galveston Independent School District for receiving our $15,495.52 donation last month for football helmets, pads, and other necessary equipment!


Happy Birthday JJ Watt!

Yesterday was JJ Watt’s 28th Birthday! ‘Like’ this video to send him happy birthday wishes!!
The JJWF Team sure hopes he had an amazing day. Thanks to JJ for continuing to make a positive difference in the world!

Watch video here.

Funding, Schools, Wisconsin

Congratulations New Lisbon Junior High!

Congrats to New Lisbon Junior High in WI for receiving our $12,885.00 donation for its football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, & track teams! Go Rockets!!

Funding, Schools, Texas

Congratulations McAdams Junior High!

McAdams Junior High of Dickinson Independent School District in TX received our $17,698.00 donation for its football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball teams. Congrats!