The Philadelphia Freedom Valley Ymca Announces The Appointment Of Former Philadelphia Eagles Player Pete Retzlaff

Posted on: 09.01.2014

[Philadelphia, PA] September 1, 2014, – For his strong leadership and service to the Philadelphia community, Pete Retzlaff, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, has been appointed to serve on the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Board of Directors. Retzlaff will join a board of powerful men and women in the Greater Philadelphia area, who shape policies and assist in making important decisions for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA.

Pete Retzlaff, nicknamed “Pistol Pete” and “The Baron”, is a former professional American football player. After serving in the United States Army, Retzlaff was recruited by the Philadelphia Eagles to play the postitions of Wide Receiver and Tight End. During his 11 seasons with the Eagles, Retzlaff was selected to the Pro Bowl five times, and won the Bert Bell Award for NFL Player of the Year. Retzlaff’s number 44 jersey was retired by the Eagles.

Retzlaff has deep roots with the Y, dating back to when he was a child. He would hitchhike to the Y because he knew it was a positive environment for everyone. Years later, he and his wife, Patty, found themselves volunteering at the Boyertown YMCA. Retzlaff feels his greatest contribution to the Y is to be a source of help to solve problems as they come up. The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA is honored to add a community leader of Retzlaff’s caliber to its volunteer Board of Directors.

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