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Texans DE J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey Fundraising Efforts Raise Over $30M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 11 / 17

Texans DE J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey fundraising efforts have helped raise over $30M after an initial goal of $200,000. Watt said, “It’s a testament to the good in the world. Everybody wanted to help. Everybody from all over the country and the world wanted to help. They just needed a ...

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