By Alexis Chassen
Again and again, the players for the Philadelphia Eagles prove to be even greater men off the field than they are on it.
Tight end Zach Ertz was named the NFLPA Community MVP for Week 5 after making an $80,000 donation to Mission of Hope: Haiti, creating the Ertz Family Foundation Haiti Scholarship Program.
Zach, along with his all-star soccer-playing wife Julie, created the Ertz Family Foundation this offseason as an opportunity for them to give back to communities both near and far.
“I am beyond honored to have been named the NFLPA Week 5 Community MVP,” Ertz said. “My wife Julie and I are driven to make positive and enduring change in our beloved city of Philadelphia, in California, in Haiti and around the world.”
The tight end worked hard during the trip, helping build and paint local buildings and schools, and now he’s interested in supporting the people of Haiti financially by launching a scholarship program for orphaned...