Updated: Apr 29, 2019
One of the great things about this Eagles team is how much the players love the city of Philadelphia and embrace giving back to the community.
The Kensington High School football program recently suffered a great loss following the robbery of the team's equipment storage shed on July 21st. The theft included jerseys, helmets, shoulder pads, and other practice equipment. A two-man tackling sled was also damaged beyond safe use. Fundraising efforts were previously initiated to support travel costs and have gained momentum in the days following the robbery.
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz recently heard of the team's equipment needs and felt compelled to help. He reached out to Kensington Tiger's coach Justin Young and generously offered support through the Ertz Family Foundation. Initial reports indicated that the foundation would donate the original Kensington fundraising goal of $4,000. After hearing that the program losses greatly exceeded this amount, Ertz stated on the 94WIP Afternoon Show that the foundation would be donating $10,000.
Launched earlier this summer, the Ertz Family Foundation focuses on three pillars of service, including creating sports opportunities for those who lack them. Check out more on the Ertz Family Foundation and contribute to the Kensington Tiger's fundraising efforts at Friends of Kensington Football. The Tiger's first scrimmage is against Strawberry Mansion on August 18th. Good luck Tigers!