Houston Texans Deshaun Watson Establishes the Deshaun Watson Foundation
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson announced today the establishment of the Deshaun Watson Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of education, health, housing and other charitable causes to support families and youth in underserved communities.
“I am humbled and honored that I have the opportunity to make a difference and positively impact children and families in need through the Deshaun Watson Foundation,” said Watson. “I would not be where I am today without the help from others. Now it’s my turn to step in and make a difference through the Foundation.”
On Tuesday, October 29 the Deshaun Watson Foundation will host its first event, The Great Houston Halloween Bash presented by Reliant, at Pro-Vision Academy in Sunnyside Houston. The school will be transformed into a true fall festival including free costumes for the students to participate in a fun and safe trick or treat environment, contests, food and much more. Celebrity judges will be onsite to determine the best costume per age group.
“Houston is Reliant’s hometown, which is why we couldn’t be more excited to team up with Deshaun Watson to help make a difference for local communities in need,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant. “Deshaun is a power player for our city – on and off the field – and we look forward to supporting his first event, The Great Houston Halloween Bash presented by Reliant.”
Watson was originally selected by the Texans with the 12th pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2018 and recently became the fastest player in NFL history to record at least 50 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns (27 games). As a rookie in 2017, Watson set NFL records for most passing touchdowns (19) through a player’s first seven career games and most passing touchdowns (18 in Weeks 3-8) by a rookie over a five-game span. Watson, a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist, guided Clemson to consecutive College Football Playoff appearances (2015-16) and the school’s second National Championship (2016) during his three-year college career (2014-16).
About the Deshaun Watson Foundation:
The Deshaun Watson Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of education, health, housing and other charitable causes to support families and youth in underserved communities. The Foundation was established in 2019 by Deshaun Watson. For more information, please visit DeshaunWatsonFoundation.org or follow on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.