Super Bowl LII Champion Zach Ertz and his wife, 2017 US World Cup Soccer Champion Julie Ertz, gave back to the greater Philadelphia area by hosting the City of Love Event and Auction Fundraiser Sponsored by Zebra Technologies on November 29th at Lincoln Financial Field. The event featured food, wine, entertainment and a live, silent auction that gave their teammates, fans, companies and supporters an opportunity to win authentic sports memorabilia and unforgettable experiences.
In the spirit of thanksgiving and the holiday season, the couple decided to host the event to celebrate and return the love and support that the Philadelphia community has shown them over the years. Proceeds from the gala will help fund the Ertz Family Foundation’s “City of Love Fund,” a grant-making program intended to support local Philadelphia and surrounding area charities that serve youth sports, education and family. The “City of Love Fund” is also benefitting from Zach’s Catches for the Community campaign, in which he pledged $100 for every catch he has this 2018 NFL season.
Zach and Julie launched the Ertz Family Foundation in the summer after a life-changing visit to the impoverished country of Haiti. The trip helped the couple realize that their dream was to change others’ lives together through faith, hope and love. The foundation’s launch event was a gala in Northern California, a region close to their hearts as they both attended college in the Bay Area, that raised $200,000 to build a sports complex in Haiti and support College Is Real charities in the Bay Area and Philadelphia.
With the help of Zebra Technologies, Eagles Charitable Foundation, Philadelphia 76ers, and all of the City of Love Event’s sponsors, Zach and Julie were able to, once again, give back to the communities that have loyally supported them. The Ertz couple’s unfailing generosity is an admirable example of two people using their platform and resources to better the world.
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