J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fundraiser ends with more than $37 million raised

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt began the Hurricane Harvey relief effort with a goal of raising $200,000. He raised more than $37 million.

Watt closed his fundraising effort Friday, overwhelmed by the generosity of those who donated to assist the victims of the devastating storm that made landfall around Houston Aug. 25.

While his national anthem protests and subsequent inability to find NFL employment have generated most of the conversation, the former 49ers QB has now given $900,000 to charitable organizations since last season as part of his pledge to donate $1 million to a variety of causes.

Though Kaepernick does not currently have a job, the NFLPA pointedly noted in a news release that anyone who is a dues-paying member of the organization and on and NFL roster “or actively seeking employment as a free agent” is eligible for the award.

As part of the recognition, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 donation to Kaepernick’s foundation or a charity of his choice.

Texans star J.J. Watt took the honor at the end of the preseason last week for his Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Since 1994, kickers have gone 15-for-71 on attempts between 60 and 65 yards. With the game on the line in the fourth quarter and overtime, those same kickers were 4-of-21 before injury fill-in Jake Elliott atoned for an earlier miss from 52 by hitting a 61-yarder to beat the division rival Giants and cap a thrilling second half.

She got her doctorate from Ohio State. When you’re 5 years old and you’re seeing your dad have a gun pointed at his head because he looks suspicious in the neighborhood at 6 a.m. because he’s dropping his son off at a babysitter, it’s not about race. It’s not about black and white, it’s about right and wrong.
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