Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz was named NFLPA Week 9 Community MVP after he kicked off the Score More n ‘Feed More campaign in Arizona and started the House of Hope Project for them. young people of Philadelphia.
“My wife Julie and I are very honored to be recognized by the NFLPA for the work we do in the places we love so much – Philadelphia and Arizona,” Ertz said in an NFLPA press release. “Both places embraced and loved us, and we are grateful to give back to everyone in such a meaningful way through the Ertz Family Foundation.”
The Score More n ‘Feed More campaign is donating 5,000 meals to local Arizona food banks for every touchdown scored by the Cardinals this season.
In its two games with the Cardinals, the team scored eight touchdowns, delivering 40,000 meals across the Valley.
Earlier this week, the Ertz Family Foundation inaugurated the House of Hope project in North Philadelphia.
Former Philadelphia Eagle and his wife Julie, a United States women’s national soccer team player from Arizona, donated the first $ 100,000, followed by an equal donation from the Ertz Family Foundation in order to raise $ 900,000, according to the release.
Once completed, the house hopes to serve 500 Philadelphia youth per week with meals and academic enrichment programs.
Because Ertz was named this week’s Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a contribution of $ 10,000 to their charity or foundation of their choice, the statement said. Ertz devotes a large portion of his charitable donations to food insecurity.
Winners of the NFL Weekly Prize become eligible for this year’s Alan Page Community Prize, which the release said is the highest honor the NFLPA can bestow on a player.