The foundation, which provides resources for charitable organizations was created by Herremans to effect positive change in the communities of Philadelphia and surrounding areas, as well as his home state of Michigan. The launch comes just as Herremans was honored with the “Good Guy Award” from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association for the work he has done in the community.
The Herremans Foundation has identified key causes and charities that it will fund through galas and events, community fund-raising and donations.
“It’s important for me to use my notoriety as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles to bring attention to community causes such as Habitat For Humanity, autism, cancer, and brain research – Cooper Hospital along with others," said Herremans. “I believe that it’s our responsibility to not only go out and play our best on the field, but to help those around us that aren’t as fortunate as I have been in my life and career.”
The first event to kick off the fund-raising season will be the Hoops for Help event, which takes place on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Held at the Lincoln Financial Field, the NCAA basketball-themed event will feature dinner, live auction, silent auction, comedians, music and more. To purchase tickets and get more information on the event please visit herremansfoundation.org or call 231-740-5809.
Herremans recently paid a surprise visit to first responders in Seaside Heights, NJ – one of the regions hardest hit by Super Storm Sandy. There, he signed autographs for fans, as well as brought some much-need “relief” such as Monster Energy Drink, Folgers Coffee and Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate.