September 01, 2018
Early last month, Kensington High’s football team had its football team’s equipment stolen and destroyed from its shed. The team had just two weeks to raise enough money to play its required preseason scrimmages and make sure the whole season wouldn’t be lost.
Three days later, Zach Ertz and U.S. Rep. Bob Brady were among the hundreds of people pledging money to make sure Kensington would play this season.
On Friday, Ertz stopped by Kensington high to deliver the first part of his promise -- game jerseys, practice pants, socks, blocking sleds -- and give the team some motivation before its first conference game of the season Sept. 7 against Roxborough:
On July 21, Kensington High School’s football team had their storage unit broken into, leaving them w/o any equipment for the season.— Anthony Bonagura (@BonaguraEagles) August 31, 2018
Today, TE @ZERTZ_86, his foundation & the #Eagles surprised the team with $10,000 worth of gear to get them back on the field.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/ViVNqyLb2A
Ertz took pictures with plenty of the young athletes, and even hung around to take questions from intrepid student reporters:
Kensington has started its season 0-2 after a season-opening loss against New Hope-Solebury and a close defeat to George Washington on Aug. 30, but they’ve racked up 20 points in two games.
And, most importantly, they've actually been on the field, fully clothed and padded thanks to Ertz and a bunch of charitable Philadelphians.