clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

J.J. Watt Featured On ESPN's "My Wish" Series Tonight

New, comments

Want to see J.J. Watt do nice things for a local child facing a serious illness? Tune in to ESPN tonight at 5 p.m. CDT and you won't be disappointed.

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Ever since J.J. Watt cross the stage and hugged Roger Goodell at the 2011 NFL Draft, J.J. Watt has made it a habit to give of his time, his money, and himself to people and organizations he feels strongly about.

We're all familiar with the story of how he befriended the Berry kids two weeks after their tragic accident.

We've heard the stories about Watt buying pizzas for local fire and police departments without wanting to draw attention to himself.

I'm sure you're also familiar with his foundation, which gives money to after school programs for middle school-aged kids across the country.

You've also surely seen the myriad other ways he gives his time, like when he proposed to and married a six-year old girl for a day.

So when news broke that he would be on the 10th anniversary of ESPN's "My Wish" segment series, wherein major sports stars fulfill the wishes of children with serious illnesses, it was not what you might call a surprise.

The famous athletes for this year's "My Wish" series include Watt (duh), Bryce Harper, The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, and Steph Curry.

Watt's segment will center around Will Martinez, a Houston-area kid who has been battlefighting leukemia for three years, emulating the characteristic he most admires in J.J. Watt: his bravery.

Tune in tonight at 5 p.m. to watch J.J. Watt and Will Martinez on Sportscenter.  You'll be glad you did.

UPDATE: Here's a link to the segment.