(WTXF) - Ben Hartranft, known locally as the mayor of North Penn High School, is going national Monday.
The 20-year-old, who acts as an ambassador for the Eagles Autism Challenge, is slated to appear in an episode of The Ellen Show alongside former Eagle long snapper Jon Dorenbos.
Dorenbos teamed up with host Ellen DeGeneres to surprise Hartranft with a $10,000 donation for autism awareness and other gifts.
Ben, you are an incredible young man and I am so glad I got to meet you. https://t.co/pepurrs0Pj— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 22, 2018
"I can’t describe to you how much you will love meeting Ben," DeGeneres tweeted ahead of the show.
Hartranft, who was diagnosed with autism at age 2, captured the attention of the Eagles over the summer for his philanthropy. In June, he was invited to carry in the Lombardi Trophy at the team’s Super Bowl Ring Ceremony as a thank you for the $7,000 he raised for the Eagles Autism Challenge.
The organization, which hosts a family-friendly cycling and 5K event, is dedicated to raising funds for autism research and related programs.
Ryan Hammond, the organization's executive director, stopped by Good Day Philadelphia in September to talk about the team’s ongoing efforts alongside Hartranft.
The second iteration of the Eagles Autism Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019, with the day's events kicking off on the 50-yard line at Lincoln Financial Field.