HOUSTON – There will not be the sixth-straight year for J.J. Watt’s Charity Classic.
The Houston Texans’ defensive end tweeted Sunday night that the event will not be held in 2018.
The event, Watt tweeted, will return next year because the athlete is currently focusing on his recovery after breaking his leg last season, as well as his other efforts including Hurricane Harvey relief and his after-school athletic programs.
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
Watt and his foundation have raised millions through the softball event held at Minute Maid Park. The event has given fans a chance to meet the Texans.
Since Watt broke his leg last October, he has shared his progress on social media. Here are a few of his updates: