2023 RECIPIENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS FALL
The nomination window for 2023 has closed. Thank you to everyone who has shared stories of the amazing teachers we have in our community. 20 $1,000 grants will be given to Southern Arizona Teachers who continually go above and beyond for their students and positively impacts their lives.
The Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl team will announce the recipients of the Extra Yard For Teachers Grants this fall, though one teacher will be announced and recognized on Sept. 19 as part of the CFP Foundation’s “BIG DAY” celebration. All recipients will receive tickets to Dec. 30, 2023, Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl football game and will participate in a special on-field recognition.
The 2023 nomination period closed on Oct. 15, 2023.
ARIZONA BOWL PARTNERS WITH CFP GIFTING TUCSON TEACHERS OVER $85K IN GRANT FUNDING
Since 2017, the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl has proudly partnered with the College Football Playoff (CFP) to award over $85,000 of grants to Southern Arizona teachers. The CFP Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which serves as the charitable arm of the College Football Playoff. The CFP Foundation was formed in 2013 with the introduction of the new playoff system to make a significant difference through the platform of college football.
The purpose of the CFP Foundation lies in supporting early childhood through secondary education across the country. Within education, the CFP Foundation’s primary focus is teachers, expressed through the Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT) platform. The mission of Extra Yard for Teachers is to elevate the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers. The CFP Foundation initiates programs and events that further the EYFT mission and align with the four program pillars: recognition, resources, recruitment, and professional development.
CHAMPIONING GREAT CLASSROOM TEACHERS
The CFP Foundation’s primary platform, Extra Yard for Teachers, elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers through the implementation of programs in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment, and professional development.
The CFP Foundation utilizes multiple partnerships to execute its initiatives and support positive educational outcomes.
Teachers face multiple challenges in the profession today. The CFP Foundation hopes to address and make a difference in each of these areas over the next ten years.