Arizona Cardinals’ defensive end J.J. Watt is stepping up in a major way … by offering to pay for the funeral expenses of all the victims of the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy.
Watt was devastated after learning of the deadly incident … calling it “horrific” and expressing concern for those who had been injured and killed.
The incident hits close to home for Watt, especially since he’s a Wisconsin native and Badger alum. He also went to high school in nearby Pewaukee, just a few miles from Waukesha.
Now, the Cardinals star is putting his wallet where his enormous heart is … ’cause he is offering to cover the funeral costs of all the lives lost as a result of the heinous catastrophe.
Of course, J.J. is known to give back — in 2017, Watt was named the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year … which recognizes recipients for their charitable efforts.
In 2018, he also offered to cover the funeral costs of the people who died in the Santa Fe High School shooting … and he raised $37 million in an effort to help rebuild Houston and the Gulf region after they had been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Watt’s efforts come at a time where a community reeling from tragedy is looking for a reason to celebrate something positive.
Here’s to #99 for providing that reason for them.