“Thanks to the generosity of the Orange Bowl Committee, we are in a position to impact the lives of thousands of students throughout South Florida,” said Britton Banowsky, Executive Director of the CFP Foundation. “We are so grateful to have a partner that shares our belief that great teachers make great communities.”
DonorsChoose.org is a national organization that allows people to assist with classroom projects that are listed by teachers.
Through the College Football Playoff and DonorsChoose.org partnership, which began in August 2014, the CFP Foundation has provided direct financial support and assistance to teachers, one of the four pillars associated with the primary philanthropic initiative of the CFP Foundation, Extra Yard for Teachers.
In South Florida, the CFP Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the cause, a figure that has been matched by the Orange Bowl Committee. More than 750 DonorsChoose.org classroom project requests are currently listed on www.DonorsChoose.org, including requests for school supplies, technology and books.
“The Extra Yard for Teachers Program will provide vital resources for our local teachers and students that will ultimately have a positive impact on South Florida for years to come,” said Lee Stapleton, president and chair of the Orange Bowl Committee. “The Orange Bowl Committee is excited to partner with the College Football Playoff Foundation on this program locally, to inspire our youth to strive for academic excellence.”
The public is encouraged to join the CFP Foundation and OBC in increasing the amount beyond the initial $100,000 through individual donations. To support the program, log on to www.DonorChoose.org and search Miami-Dade or Broward Counties.
To learn more about the CFP Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers, visit www.collegefootballplayoff.com/foundation.