I had humble beginnings and had to work hard to get to my dreams. I want kids to know that even if things are hard they can still make their dreams come true.
C.J. Watson's basketball career has allowed him to play for some of the best teams in NBA history. While his professional basketball experience is impressive, his skills go far beyond the basketball court.
Philanthropy has been at the center of Watson's career since the start of his scholarship fund. The fund honors his late grandmother, Mary L. Watson, and helps support students studying education. In his hometown of Las Vegas, Watson also started the Quiet Storm Foundation in order to foster learning opportunities that include social skills development and health and fitness activities to help the youth grow and achieve their goals in his community.
In addition to his non-profits, Watson has developed a children's book series named CJ's Big Dream. With this series, he hopes to inspire young kids to chase their dreams and work hard for what they want.
CJ's Big Dream
CJ's Big Project
CJ's Big Moment
"I proudly recognize C.J. Watson for his phenomenal basketball career and commitment to youth in Las Vegas. C.J. Watson and his Quiet Storm Foundation has been consistent in providing free opportunities to mentor our youth while providing a summer camp for 17 consecutive years. His involvement has made a lasting impression with the city of Las Vegas and residents."
What C.J. is doing for the kids in his hometown and America is inspirational to me. Foundation work, education, and now a published author. C.J. is someone who leads with passion and purpose. I'm excited to read this book to my kids.
C.J. Watson is the son many parents like me pray for. Very well-mannered, community-oriented, and a God-fearing spirit. He has blessed so many on his young journey, and I believe the best is yet to come.
I have known C.J. Watson for over 17 years. He has transformed from a career NBA player to an accomplished author, entrepreneur, and father. His children's book series is a must-read for it provides a message about how C.J. used the challenges of his journey to create a path of success. This book series will be one of the top-selling children's books of all time.