“We are honored to team up with DonorsChoose.org to assist in the awareness of the College Football Foundation’s philanthropic initiative, Extra Yard for Teachers,” said Bill Hancock Executive Director of the College Football Playoff. “With the resources and outreach available through DonorsChoose.org, we have an opportunity for a significant effect not only in our local community, but in classrooms across the country.”
Extra Yard for Teachers consists of four program components: direct provision of resources, teacher recognition, inspiring a college-going culture, and professional development and leadership training. Through its partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the College Football Playoff Foundation will have the tools necessary to provide and direct financial support to assist public school teachers with classroom project requests.
“Great college football starts in our schools, and too many teachers lack the resources their students need to prepare for a college education,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “We’re thrilled to have the College Football Playoff Foundation helping us mobilize football fans nationwide to support teachers in high-need classrooms across America.”
To help support the College Football Foundation’s nationwide initiative Extra Yard for Teachers, visit www.donorschoose.org/college-football-playoff today. From August 4 through August 31, individuals who donate at least $10 through this link will be placed into a drawing to win two tickets to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship to be played January 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.