HOUSTON, Tx - J.J. Watt attracted a crowd of thousands, per usual, Friday night for his third annual Charity Classic. Members of the Texans offense and defense dueled on the softball field, drawing a crowd of 7,500 fans and supporters to Constellation Field in Sugar Land. Funds raised benefited Watt's foundation which raises money for middle school athletics in the area.
While fans had the opportunity to bet on silent auction items and enter a raffle for autographed gear, the biggest draw was the chance to get up close and personal with Watt and his teammates during the game.
Watt said he was amazed at the event's growing popularity and talked about the pride he takes in sharing his time and talents at events like this one.
"I think it's extremely important because it's an opportunity to use the platform that we're given as athletes to help change the world. We have so many eyes on us, we have so many cameras on us, we have so many people watching every step that we take, if you use that properly and if you do it the right way, you can make massive changes in the world," said Watt.