WATT A GUY!

J.J. Watt offers fans an opportunity to win $100,000 and a new Ford truck

Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated

This article also appears on CultureMap.

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is famous for his dominance on the field and for his activism in the community — especially after Hurricane Harvey. Initially hoping for a modest $200,000 raised in the midst of the storm, Watt helped generate a staggering $41.6 million for Harvey relief.

Beyond the money, Watt, through his Justin J. Watt Foundation, helped repair or rebuild more than 600 homes and distribute more than 26 million meals to those in need.

Now, Watt is helping one lucky fan score big: his foundation is giving away $100,000, a brand-new Ford F-150 Raptor, and the opportunity to help some needy children.

The winner will also get flown to Houston and placed in a four-star hotel with a friend.

Participants will be able to donate anywhere from $10 to $5,000 to help the children of the Justin J. Watt Foundation. The foundation says its mission is to provide after-school opportunities for middle-school-aged children to get them involved in athletics, so they can learn about accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.

Continue on CultureMap for more information on the contest.

Most Popular

SportsMap Emails
Are Awesome

Listen Live

ESPN Houston 97.5 FM

After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

If you enjoy the content, why not subscribe to our SportsMapHouston YouTube channel?

SportsMap Emails
Are Awesome