It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from J.J. Watt. For that, he’s sorry.
“I didn’t anticipate breaking my leg, so that threw a bit of a wrench into things,” said the Houston Texans’ defensive end, who suffered the season-ending injury on Oct. 8 in a home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
On Thursday, Watt shared how he would distribute the more than $37 million he helped raise to go toward Hurricane Harvey efforts in the Houston area.
According to The Associated Press, Watt is holding onto $7 million that will be used as needed next year. The other $30 million will be divided between four nonprofit organizations:
▪ Americares, which will provide medical attention for physical and mental health.
▪ Feeding America, which will be responsible for distributing food to those in need.
▪ Save the Children, which will help with child-care centers and after-school programs.
▪ SBP, which will rebuild homes.
The millions he raised came through a crowdfunding page he started on Aug. 27, not long after Harvey caused major damage to Houston and surrounding areas. Not bad for a fundraiser in which the original goal was $200,000.
On another note, Watt, who’s still recovering from his broken leg, will throw out the first pitch Friday in Houston when the Astros host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series. The series is tied 1-1.