Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz got some good news as he learned he’ll be presented with Maxwell Football’s Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award on Friday, March 8th of 2019.
It’s hard for some of us to remember this sometimes, especially when it’s our occupation to cover the game we love, but life is truly about other things than football. Many of the athletes we cheer for remind us that there are other reasons to cheer for them outside of the work they do on the gridiron. Look no further than Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.
On March 8th, he’ll be awarded with the 2019 Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award. That will be presented to him by the Maxwell Football Club.
The MFC is one of the oldest & most prestigious football clubs in the nation, and they’ve been honoring excellence at all levels of football since 1935. Take a look at the tweet.
It didn’t take long for 86 to serve us a response. Here it is:
Ertz takes home this great honor because of the work he’s done with his wife Julie Ertz and their Ertz Family Foundation. Their mission is to ’empower others by sharing faith, learning through sports and advancing education to build supportive communities’.
Their vision is to ‘transform lives through faith, hope and love’. They have three major areas of focus. They include youth sports, education and family-focused activities.
Those of you who have been living under a rock may need to be told that Zach Ertz met who was then Julie Johnston at a baseball game at their alma mater, Stanford in 2012. They were married in 2017 in Goleta, California.
Julie Ertz is also the starting defensive midfielder for the U.S. Women’s National Team and for the Chicago Red Stars. Our hats go off for both of these two and everything that they’re doing personally and professionally.