Football Olympian to speak at Adelphi


Julie ertz

Have you ever wondered how an Olympic athlete fuels their mind and body? On Monday, November 8, Julie Ertz, Olympian and player for the United States Women’s National Football Team, will speak at Adelphi University about the importance of mental health and personal care for athletes. The online event will begin at 7 p.m.

During an unprecedented time, as athletes around the world speak out about their mental health, Ertz, a two-time world soccer champion who currently plays for the USWNT and the Chicago Red Stars, will share how she finds solace in refresh and restart when the going gets tough. Together with her husband, NFL player Zach Ertz, a Philadelphia Eagles tight end, they started a foundation that focuses on transforming lives.

The Ertz Family Foundation, launched in 2018, offers young people the opportunity to learn the value of exercise, nutrition, leadership, work ethics, responsibility and teamwork.

The conversation will be moderated by Marissa Abram, PhD, Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing and Public Health in Adelphi and is part of a new series at Adelphi, Mental Health Matters.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register at

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