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JJ Watt has inspiring message for Banquete girls basketball team

JJ Watt responded when a member of the team's mother tweeted her thanks to his foundation, which helped buy their new uniforms.
Credit: AP
Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt and his girlfriend, soccer player Kealia Ohai, stop for an interview on the red carpet during the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year awards ceremony in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. (AP Photo/Jake Seiner)

BANQUETE, Texas — Houston Texans star JJ Watt had a message for the Banquete girls basketball team.

A mother of a member of the team posted a photo of the girls to Twitter to thank the JJ Watt Foundation for buying the brand new uniforms.

"Girls are looking great! Best wishes on your season! #DBWH" Watt said in a retweet of the photo. (Dream Big, Work Hard)

The Banquete girls basketball team is not the only Coastal Bend team that has received help from the JJ Watt Foundation this year. 

Freer Junior High received more than $10 thousand for baseball & softball equipment & uniforms, according to the JJ Watt Foundation website. 

Rockport-Fulton Middle School received a little more than $4 thousand for new baseball uniforms and equipment.  

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In 2020, the JJ Watt Foundation has donated almost $500 thousand dollars to schools across America. 

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