Zebra named Presenting Sponsor of the “City of Love Event and Auction Fundraiser” benefitting the Ertz Family Foundation’s “City of Love Fund”
PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 23, 2018 – The Ertz Family Foundation today announced that Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, is the presenting sponsor of its “City of Love Event and Auction Fundraiser.” Proceeds from the event will benefit local Philadelphia area charities that align with the foundation’s three pillars: youth sports, education and family enrichment.
The City of Love Event and Auction Fundraiser presented by Zebra Technologies will take place at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 29, 2018. The Ertz Family Foundation’s founders, World Champion sports couple, Zach and Julie Ertz, will attend the inaugural event and to announce the foundation’s City of Love Fund.
Zach Ertz, tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Julie Ertz, defender for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, created the Ertz Family Foundation to help people in need after Zach returned from a “life-changing” visit to Haiti.
The Ertz Family Foundation’s three pillars of service are cultivating values in children through sports, improving the quality of education, and restoring hope and building communities. The foundation executes on these pillars in many ways like helping replace a high school football team’s stolen equipment, creating a scholarship program in Haiti and supporting a college prep program for aspiring students.
“We are thrilled to have Zebra Technologies as our presenting sponsor for our inaugural Ertz Family Foundation Philadelphia fundraising event in November,” said Zach Ertz. “Our greatest hope is to build lasting partnerships with corporations, that share our values and the urgency we feel to make real change to communities in Philadelphia and across the world. We look forward to the wonderful, impactful work we will do together.”
The Ertz Family Foundation and Zebra share a commitment to investing in education. The foundation seeks to provide educational opportunities for youth of all ages, and Zebra provides talent and resources to create alliances with education-focused organizations.
“We are excited to support the Ertz Family Foundation and the City of Love Event and Auction Fundraiser,” said Bill Burns, Chief Product & Solutions Officer, Zebra Technologies. “Our mutual interest in positively influencing our local communities builds upon Zebra’s active participation in the promotion of education, healthcare and STEM initiatives to help people, especially our youth, prosper and grow.”
As the “Official On-Field Player Tracking Provider” for the NFL, Zebra also helps those on the front line of football operations and on the field of play. The Zebra MotionWorks® Sport solution leverages the same tracking and location solutions technology that Zebra implements globally to give visibility to an organization's assets, people and transactions.
- Zebra is sponsoring the Ertz Family Foundation’s City of Love Event and Auction Fundraiser at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Nov. 29, 2018.
- The foundation’s three pillars of service are youth sports, education and family.
- The sponsorship represents Zebra and the Ertz Family Foundation’s shared commitment to supporting communities, education and sports.
ABOUT THE ERTZ FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Ertz Family Foundation is a fiscally-sponsored project of Impact Philanthropy Group, a California nonprofit corporation with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under IRS Section 501(c)(3). The foundation works to transform lives through faith, hope and love, empowering others by sharing faith, learning through sports and advancing education to build supportive communities. For more information, visit http://www.ertzfamilyfoundation.org and follow the Ertz Family Foundation on Twitter @ErtzFoundation and Instagram @ErtzFamilyFoundation.
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Our market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. Ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for the last three years, Zebra helps our customers capture their edge. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for our news alerts. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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