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J.J. Watt Charity Softball Classic Cancelled For 2018

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The Texans’ superstar defensive end isn’t going to play softball this year.

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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.

This year the event will not happen. J.J. Watt will be focusing on his rehab from injury, doling out Hurricane Harvey relief funds, and other aspects of his charity.

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.