Press Release

College Football Playoff Teams Up With DonorsChoose To Help Funding Of Extra Yard For Teachers

Crowdfunding non-profit enables college football fans across the nation to help classrooms in need

 

IRVING, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation announced today that it will partner with DonorsChoose.org (http://Donorschoose.org) to support education through the CFP’s Extra Yard for Teachers initiative.

 

“We are honored to team up with DonorsChoose.org to assist in the awareness of the College Football Playoff 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.”

 

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Shawn Moore, the College Football Playoff’s Director of Community Relations, at smoore@collegefootballplayoff.com or visit www.collegefootballplayoff.com/foundation.