Justin J Watt Foundation
DREAM BIG WORK HARD
To provide after-school opportunities for children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the basic character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic and perseverance while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.
We are looking to reach out to local middle schools in Wisconsin and now in Houston that have insufficient funding for after-school athletic programs, or no after-school athletics whatsoever. Participation in athletic programs provides children with the opportunity to expand their horizons and learn valuable life lessons that will serve them well beyond their years on the playing field. Providing these opportunities for children in the community will not only give them a safe, supervised and structured setting in which to spend time after-school, but it will also teach the children how to work together within the context of a team, how to persevere in the face of adversity, and how hard work is the best path to success in any situation.
The ultimate goal for this foundation is to provide an opportunity for kids to be kids. We want them to be able to have fun and enjoy playing sports with their peers, but at the same time we want to help lay a solid foundation of characteristics on which they may build the rest of their life off of.
We want to encourage these kids to dream, and dream big. We want to show them that anything is possible as long as you are willing to put in the time and effort that it takes to reach your goals. We want to help give these kids every opportunity for success and we feel as though the morals and values that they will learn from participating in athletics will carry forth throughout all other aspects of their life.