Appearances, Community Relations, Media, Public Relations, Texans

My Story: Making the Moment Memorable –

For JJ Watt, posing with the fans and smiling for the camera is a daily occurrence (and sometimes more like a several hundred times a day occurrence) but that doesn’t stop JJ from going the extra step to try to really connect with the fans and make the moment personal. In this “My Story,” JJ talks about doing just that on his recent USO tour to Afghanistan. Video.


Funding, Schools, Texas

Thank you Classic Auto Group Galveston!

Thank you to Classic Auto Group Galveston for your generous donation of $2,750! All of the funds will go towards our mission of funding after-school athletic programs for middle school aged children! We couldn’t do it without your support! #DBWH!

Appearances, Media, Public Relations, Texans

My Story: Autographs in Afghanistan –

“You never get tired of signing autographs for folks in the military.” In this latest episode of “My Story,” JJ Watt talks more about his March 2013 trip to Afghanistan as part of the USO tour. Besides the usual helmets, jackets, and shirts, Watt was even asked to sign some of his very own Texans gear that soldiers had brought with them overseas. Pretty rad. Check out the video here.


Appearances, Community Relations, Media, Public Relations, Texans

My Story: JJ Watt Plays Football on the Front Lines – HoustonTexans.Com

JJ Watt recently had the opportunity to play football on the front lines, in Afghanistan. He explains more about his NFL-USO trip in this “My Story” video. Check it out here.

Appearances, Community Relations, Events, Fundraising, Media, Public Relations, Texans, Texas

Chris Myers, JJ Watt & Matt Schaub help raise $1.2 Million for Impact A Hero

It was an all-star lineup of Houston Texans that turned out at Reliant Stadium in support of Impact a Hero’s ninth annual Hall of Fame dinner held on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The event recognized more than 50 wounded heroes and family members, and with big names such as Texans owner Bob McNair, JJ Watt, Chris Myers, and Matt Schaub, the fundraiser raised a record of more than $1.2 million. You can read more about the event here.


JJ Watt Pays Surprise Visit to Young Cancer Patient

Cristian Beasley, a 12-year-old in Splendora, TX, who uses a robot named “Watt” to go to school for him while he currently fights leukemia, got a big surprise when the real Watt (JJ Watt that is) came to visit! You can read more about their visit here.



Media, Public Relations, Texans

My Story: Watt in Afghanistan –

In the debut of “My Story”, a video series where Houston Texans players talk about special photos of them, defensive end JJ Watt talks about the body armor he wore on his trip to Afghanistan with the USO tour in March 2013. Compared to the equipment JJ wears on game day, it’s clear he’s not on the football field anymore! Here’s the video!


Charity Classic, Fundraising, Media, Public Relations, Texans, Texas

JJ Watt mic’d at his inaugural Charity Classic softball game

Whether you were one of the thousands of fans cheering in the stands at the Foundation’s first ever Charity Classic softball fundraiser or not, here’s your chance to get in the game with JJ Watt. Thank you to the Houston Texans who mic’d up #99 for a day of fun in which the Defense may have taken home the trophy, but with over $330,000 raised for after-school athletic programs, everyone won! You can watch the video here.

Charity Classic, Events, Fundraising, Media, Public Relations, Texas

Thank you for the photos of the JJ Watt Charity Classic!

Our first annual Charity Classic was a grand slam, raising over $300,000 to support the foundation’s mission of providing after-school athletic programs for children in the community. Thank you for capturing some of the magical moments and memories of that day here.

Appearances, Community Relations, Funding, Media, Public Relations, Schools, Texas

KIPP Schools receive mega-Watt gift

It’s the week before the JJ Watt Foundation’s first ever Charity Classic softball game fundraiser, and where is JJ Watt? Visiting KIPP Spirit and KIPP Liberation Schools to donate $60,000 so the kids there can participate in after-school athletic programs. Thank you to the Houston Chronicle for featuring the visit in the following:

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