HOUSTON — JJ Watt may not be a Texan anymore, but his heart always resides in Houston.
On Thursday, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston tweeted the star defensive end made a huge legacy donation — $500,000 to be exact — in support of updating six technology centers at Houston-area clubs.
The updates will include new paint, flooring, furniture and new technology equipment.
The following locations will benefit from the donation:
- Fort Bend Club
- Galveston Club
- Richmond Rosenberg Club
- Spring Branch Club
- Stafford Club
- Wharton Teen Scene
"This gift will definitely have a long-lasting impact on our members," the organization tweeted.
Watt shared the news on his personal Twitter page and added, "We cannot guarantee the success of a child, but we can give them the proper tools, education and opportunities to become successful."
He ended the tweet by saying, "It’s always love Houston."
The JJ Watt Foundation has had a long-term relationship with the organization.
According to the Boys and Girls Club, this isn't the first significant contribution from Watt's foundation. After Hurricane Harvey, his foundation gave $1.2 million to the organization to help with some much-needed facility improvements.
"We are extremely grateful to JJ for his ongoing and generous support of BGCGH and our important mission."