HOUSTON – Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans has established the Deshaun Watson Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of families and youth in underserved communities.
The foundation focuses on four cornerstones: housing, education, health and other charitable initiatives benefiting families and children.
"I am humbled and honored that I have the opportunity to make a difference and positively impact children and families in need through the Deshaun Watson Foundation," said Watson.
The Deshaun Watson Foundation will host its first event Oct. 29. The Great Houston Halloween Bash presented by Reliant will be held at Pro-Vision Academy in Sunnyside Houston. The event will offer free Halloween costumes for students and a fun and safe trick or treating environment.
"Houston is Reliant's hometown, which is why we couldn't be more excited to team up with Deshaun Watson to help make a difference for local communities in need," said Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant. "Deshaun is a power player for our city – on and off the field – and we look forward to supporting his first event, The Great Houston Halloween Bash presented by Reliant."
Through the foundation, Watson hopes to provide rent and mortgage assistance for families, offer support to educational programs benefiting the youth, provide college scholarships and offer support to families confronted by life-changing medical situations.
"I would not be where I am today without the help from others," said Watson. "Now it's my turn to step in and make a difference through the Foundation."