JJ Watt Foundation Receives Donation
Pepsi-Cola Madison and Walmart Team Up to Support After-School Sports Program
Madison, WI – Pepsi-Cola Madison and Walmart announced Friday their joint donation of $40,000 to the JJ Watt Foundation, an organization that aims to provide after-school athletic opportunities for middle school students, particularly in schools where funding is limited or non-existent.
“We want to make sure kids have a safe place to go after school,” said JJ Watt, Houston Texan defensive lineman and former Wisconsin Badger. “There are so many schools that can’t offer athletic programs simply because they don’t have the funds to purchase equipment – and that’s where we can help.”
Watt is thankful for the support of local businesses like Pepsi Cola-Madison and Walmart, who teamed up to raise funds for the Foundation by sponsoring a golf tournament.
“The golf tournament is a perfect example of corporate partners working together for a common cause – in this case the JJ Watt Foundation,” said Kevin Lemanski, Pepsi Cola-Madison. “We’re proud to support a program that will impact the lives of kids.”
“Part of Walmart’s corporate mission is to support our communities in as many ways as we can,” said Tony Moore, Market Manager for Walmart’s Madison Market. “JJ is a great role model who positively connects with Wisconsin kids and our Badger community.”
“I want to encourage kids to dream big,” said Watts, noting that when kids participate in sports they learn valuable life skills such as discipline, accountability, confidence and teamwork. “Anything is possible if you put in the time and effort to reach your goals.”
To learn more about the JJ Watt Foundation, visit http://jjwfoundation.org.