Houston Texans star J.J. Watt announces J.J. Watt Charity Classic softball game

Texans DE J.J. Watt fires up the crowd during his introduction before the AFC Wild Card playoff game vs. Cincinnati on Saturday, January 5, 2013.

February 26, 2013 12:30:44 PM PST
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt has announced the launch of the J.J. Watt Charity Classic to benefit the Justin J Watt Foundation.

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

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. 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 Watt, the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. "We hope to provide the motivation and means to turn those big dreams and hard work into something incredible."

Tickets for the event will go on sale on March 15th at 9am both at the Constellation Field box office and online at SugarLandSkeeters.com.

For more information about the Justin J Watt Foundation and the event, visit JJWFoundation.org.

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