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Another home run for Watt

Watt won the home run derby at his 5th annual softball classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Houston - There boos at a Texans watch party when Houston took former Badgers star J.J. Watt with the 11th pick in the 2011 draft. Nobody's booing anymore.

This weekend, Watt held the 5th annual J.J. Watt Charity Classic Softball Tournament. The event has grown so much that organizers had to move it from a minor league stadium to Minute Maid Park- home of the Houston Astros. Proceeds benefit J.J.'s foundation, which aims to help middle school kids get involved with after-school athletic programs. The game has raised more than $3 million in its short history.

"Obviously it's all about the kids. My teammates are extremely generous with their time. They make this game what it is," Watt said afterward. "Our fans are awesome. I think they realize that it's for a good cause."

Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand, and it looks like he might be purchasing a Watt #99 jersey in the near future.

"He's such a generous person, and such a giving person. And always thinking about how he can help other people," Arnold said while sporting a cowboy hat. "This is why I'm a big fan of his."




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