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Zach Ertz named NFLPA’s Community MVP for Week 9

Zach Ertz has continued his humanitarian work down in Arizona. This morning the NFL named Ertz this week’s Community MVP for launching a program that provides meals to food banks in Arizona. Alongside that, Zach Ertz also broke ground on his foundation’s House of Hope project in Philadelphia.

The Ertz Family Foundation has done tremendous work for Philadelphia throughout the tight end’s career. Over the last several years, the Ertz’s and their foundation have donated over $150,000 to the community for things like meals and sports gear.

“In view of the negative impact on our city’s most vulnerable citizens brought on by COVID-19, Julie and I felt compelled to spring to action. Consequently, Julie began volunteering every week by supporting our community initiatives, forming bonds with youth and families, and learning about the issues struggled with every day. 

While volunteering, we were able to gather insight into the specific needs of the community. We discovered that the youth not only athletic engagement and opportunities, but also need school and career support, Wi-Fi access, healthy food options, employment support, and financial literacy. The options for support are endless.” – Ertz Family Foundation

Although he no longer plays here, Zach and Julie Ertz will always have a significant impact on Philadelphia for all of these generous actions. And hopefully, he can continue to do the same for Arizona or anywhere else he goes in his NFL career.

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