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First Ertz ProCamp A Success

Zach Ertz hosted his first Citi Private Pass Youth Football ProCamp over the opening weekend of June, and all the kids who came out to Ridley High School on Saturday and Sunday were treated to quite the event.

Zach and his crew of trainers and counselors put the boys and girls through a variety of skills drills and fun activities over the two-day camp. For No. 86, it was important to give local kids an opportunity to learn the game in an exciting environment.

“I had a lot of great role models growing up,” he said. “And if I can just impact one kid or help further one kid’s goal, that’s all I want to do. Just go out there and kind of give back to the Philadelphia area, the New Jersey area, the Delaware County area.”

“It’s a lot of fun giving back to the community,” Zach said. “The city of Philadelphia has meant so much to me and my family, so just to be out here with the kids is extremely rewarding for me personally, and hopefully, they take a lot out of it, too.”

If the reaction on social media from camp attendees (and their parents) is any indication, mission accomplished.

Day 1 of the camp saw plenty of young boys and girls ready to get to work with one of their football idols!

And once the day began, Zach and his counselors got right to work putting the children through just a sample of the activities the Eagles will be going through next month when Eagles training camp opens in Philadelphia!

Of course that wasn’t all. Zach took time out to speak to the children, pose for plenty of pictures and even had some special guests lined up to speak to the kids and their parents.

After an overnight reprieve, Zach and his campers went right back to work on Sunday for the second and final day of camp!

Before the kids departed, with their medals, signed photos, camp apparel and memories to last a lifetime, ready to get to work on all the lessons they learned throughout the two-day camp, Zach had just a few more words of advice to send them home with.

“No matter whether it’s football or life, the work ethic has got to be topnotch. Football is a game, but the game of life is much bigger than this,” he said. “You always got to work hard, keep that work ethic. Also, always compete and be a great teammate.”

And as a great teammate, Zach of course, had to give shouts to all the staffers and sponsors who helped make the weekend possible!

By | 2018-06-06T18:39:36+00:00 06.06.18|News|0 Comments

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