J.J. Watt announces date for 2nd Annual J.J. Watt Charity Classic
J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans and NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is pleased to announce the date for the 2014 J.J. Watt Charity Classic. The event will be held the evening of Friday, May 2, 2014, at Constellation Field in Sugar Land.
Defensive and offensive players from Watt’s NFL team, the Houston Texans, will compete on opposing teams under “Friday Night Lights” during a seven-inning softball game. A home run derby will precede the game.
Tickets for the event will go on sale January 2014. An exact date will be announced later as to when tickets will be available at both 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 either the defensive or offensive dugout during an inning. J.J. Watt merchandise will also be available for sale.
Funds raised will benefit the Justin J Watt Foundation, whose 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.”
“We are happy to host the 2014 J.J. Watt Charity Classic,” said Sugar Land Skeeters General Manager Chris Jones. “This event speaks to the heart of what we all want to do in the sports industry. It’s about creating positive and safe experiences for kids through sports and J.J. has done a fantastic job with his Foundation.”
For more information about the Justin J Watt Foundation and the event, visit www.jjwfoundation.org. Media requests or sponsorship information is available through Capture Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262.696.5177.
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