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Ertz raises $47K (and counting) for Philly education

Andrew Porter
November 29, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Zach Ertz is having a historic season on and off the field. 

The 28-year-old tight end has 84 catches for 895 yards and six touchdowns through 11 games, and could become just the fourth tight end ever to record 100 receptions in a single-season. 

But off of the field, Ertz's impact has been just as big, if not bigger as he has raised $47,796 and counting to create educational opportunities in Philadelphia through the Ertz Family Foundation. 

Related: Ertz Foundation to donate $10,000 to Kensington HS

Earlier this month, the Ertz Family Foundation launched a charitable campaign with Chegg, an education tech company, focused on education. For every touchdown Ertz scorer, Chegg will donate $1,086 to the foundation and $860 for every first down. 

“We understand that it took a village to get us to where we are today and we want to be a part of another kid’s village," Ertz said in a video released by Chegg on Twitter. 

Thank you, Zach. Philadelphia is lucky to have you.