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JJ Watt’s annual charity classic officially canceled

J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans during pregame warm ups before the Houston Texans play the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans during pregame warm ups before the Houston Texans play the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Another event is affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Texans’ Defensive End J.J. Watt’s annual charity classic, which includes a softball game and home run derby has officially been canceled.

The game was scheduled for June 6. Watt made an announcement on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, however, he promised to still continue his mission with helping after-school athletic programs.

Watt’s foundation promised that tickets purchased for the charity classic on Astros.com would be refunded via the credit card that was used to pay for them.

“If you have purchased tickets via a third party, please contact that third party for refund guidelines,” the organization wrote.

The refund process may take up to 10 days. If you have questions about your ticket purchase or refund, you can contact the Astros via email at TicketOperations@astros.com.

Many who bought tickets to the event took to Twitter Wednesday to say they would rather donate the money the spent on the tickets, rather than receive a refund.

In response, Watt expressed his gratitude to his supports.

“The city of Houston and beyond have been so great to us and we’ve been able to help so many kids around the country because of it,” Watt wrote in part.

For more information visit Watt’s foundation page.