Giving Thanks By Giving Back

By November 19, 2018 November 21st, 2018 One Comment

Zach and Julie Ertz are so thankful for the love and support the Philadelphia community has shown them over the years that they’re doing whatever they can to give back this holiday season.

After being involved in several community programs and learning about the need of local charity organizations over the years, Zach and Julie are using their recently launched Ertz Family Foundation to spread their love and support for the greater Philadelphia area with a special fundraising event.

The championship couple will be hosting the ‘City of Love Event and Auction Fundraiser’ on November 29th at Lincoln Financial Field. With this event they hope to unite their teammates, fans, companies and supporters together for a fun-filled evening in the name of charity and giving back.

“Julie and I simply cannot express how much it means to us to have the support of the sponsors at our first Philadelphia event,” Zach said. “The willingness of these companies to support our mission from day one is extraordinary. To have national companies like Zebra as our presenting sponsor, and all the other participating companies align with our goal to make Philadelphia an even better place to live, work and play, is amazing to us. We are forever grateful for their support.”

Tickets to the Ertz Family Foundation City of Love Auction and Fundraiser are available here!

Zach and Julie launched the Ertz Family Foundation earlier this year at a gala in Northern California. The event raised more than $200,000 for the foundation, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Mission of Hope – Haiti, College Is Real in Northern California, and Kensington High School in Philadelphia.

The City of Love event will feature great food, wine, desserts, entertainment, and a live and
silent auction highlighting authentic sports memorabilia, one-of-a-kind experiences, and keepsake treasures. Proceeds from the event will help fund the Ertz Family Foundation’s ‘City of Love Fund,’ a grant-making program that will support local Philadelphia and surrounding area charities that align with the foundation’s three pillars of service areas: youth sports, education and family.

The City of Love event is presented by Zebra Technologies, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge.

“We are excited to support the Ertz Family Foundation and the City of Love Event and Auction Fundraiser,” said Bill Burns, Chief Product & Solutions Officer, Zebra Technologies. “Our mutual interest in positively influencing our local communities builds upon Zebra’s active participation in the promotion of education, healthcare and STEM initiatives to help people, especially our youth, prosper and grow.”

The event is also supported by national and local companies that Zach and Julie are thankful for their involvement and participation such as: Entercom/94WIP, the event’s official radio partner; NBC10|T62 Telemundo, the event’s official media partner; Philadelphia Inquirer; Eagles Charitable Foundation; Philadelphia 76ers; Premier Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine; Admiral Capital Group; Fitler Club; Courtyard by Marriott; WorldServe International and Dunkin Donuts.

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  • Linda Lakey says:

    You two are an amazing example for my daughters, my grandchildren and the rest of my family. We admire your athletic talents and your devotion to giving back to the community. We also love that you are proud to express your faith in God. Three of my granddaughters are fierce soccer players and all 6 and their Moms are big Eagles fans. I love watching both of you playing sports and interacting with each other. Blessings for a wonderful holiday season.

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