If you are a Texans fan and live in the City of Houston, or you’re someone with battle red blood who lives outside of Houston, you might have gone to J.J. Watt’s Charity Softball Classic. The annual event began in 2013 and has grown from raising around $320,000 in an independent league baseball park to raising around $1.6 million and moving to Minute Maid Park.
In addition to raising money for Watt’s charity, it allowed fans to watch their favorite players play a different sport, meet players, take selfies, get autographs, and watch Vince Wilfork swing a bat in overalls.
The Charity Classic will return next year, as I have taken this year to focus on getting my leg/body ready for the season, the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts & our after-school athletic programs. I appreciate the incredible love & support and can’t wait for next year’s game! https://t.co/CNReRGpWTz— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 26, 2018
If you were hoping to see Deshaun Watson play softball, 2018 is not the year it will happen. It will have to wait until 2019 after Watt hopefully plays an entire season and the Texans play enjoyable football once again.