Ellwood P. Erb IV

Special Education, Social Studies & Business Technology Teacher; Head JV Football Coach; Co-Dean of Students at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School

Charities You Feel Closest To
American Cancer Society and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Boards/Committees You Are A Member Of
Friends of Kensington Football, Inc., Founder & CEO

Most Recent Non-Profit Social Event You Attended
Having Community Pride is a major component of the Kensington Tigers Football program. Our team recently volunteered at 4th and Lehigh Ave. to provide support to our faith based partners during their annual campaign Hope 4 Philly that provides food, diapers, detergent and medical supplies to community members in need.

Next Non-Profit Social Event You Have On Your Calendar
Walking with the Kensington Tigers at the JDRF’s Philadelphia Art Museum 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes

Non-Profit Social Event You Look Forward To Each Year
Now in it’s 6th year, the annual Kappa Delta Rho Charity Golf Tournament to support Camp Dreamcatcher

If You Could Have One Superpower, What Would It Be
Teleportation. To be able to have lunch in Maui and be back in time football practice.

Favorite Pastime In The Greater Philadelphia Region
Taking advantage of Penn Treaty Park overlooking the Ben Franklin Bridge along the Delaware River

Best Advice You Could Offer Someone Looking To Get Involved In The Philadelphia Non-Profit Community
Never trade your integrity for money, power or fame.

Favorite Childhood Memory
Knocking on friend’s doors in Fishtown to gather enough people to play a game of football under I-95.

Fun Fact About Yourself
I’d like to one day own an island adventure company in Puerto Rico.

For additional information about the Kensington Tigers, please visit www.RiseOfTheTigers.com. This weekly web documentary series chronicles the story of the Kensington Tigers football team. Now in its second season, this football team finds its home in one of Philadelphia’s roughest neighborhoods, Kensington. While Kensington is the home of violence, gangs and drug dealing, Coach Ellwood Erb has dreams of bringing glory to the neighborhood he grew up in, and give the current generation of Kensington youth the gift that is high school football. Follow the team on their journey, through all the wins and loses, trials and tribulations. Join us for the Rise of the Tigers.

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