Updated: Apr 1, 2020
Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and tight end Zach Ertz (along with his wife and USA soccer star, Julie Ertz) are among the first group of athletes to support The Philly Pledge.
Launched yesterday by Sixers point guard Ben Simmons, The Philly Pledge stands as a resource for the Philadelphia community, supporting two local organizations fighting to combat the rise of COVID-19.
The Philly Pledge addresses the uncertain times and takes matters into it's own hands by partnering with Philabundance, a mobile food bank providing meals to nearly 300,000 Philadelphia residents, and PHL COVID-19, an organization created as a direct response to the virus, working to support at-risk community groups by providing a range of essential social services.
"Through thick and thin, wins and losses, championships or bust, we always come together in a time of need and leave no one behind."
This pledge urges the community to come together when they need each other most. It is no surprise Ertz was quick to join the movement. After all, his organization, the Ertz Family Foundation, runs in similar fashion by pouring what is donated to them back into the Philadelphia community. Mills, who actively shows his support for Philly, announced his dedication to the program on Twitter by using the hashtag #ThePhillyPledge.
During this uncertain and worrisome time, it is comforting to see the athletes we support giving back to their fans and community.
To learn more about The Philly Pledge head over to https://www.thephillypledge.com/.