For the fifth season, SRP is teaming up with Cardinals Charities for its Touchdowns for Teachers program, which awards grants to two deserving teachers every time the Cardinals score a touchdown during the regular season.
Teachers whose school is in SRP’s service area are welcome to apply for this opportunity to bring dollars into their classrooms.
"During these difficult times when inflation is at an all-time high, our educators are extremely grateful,” SRP Senior Education Representative Kevin Rolfe shared in a press release. “Since we started this fun way to help our teachers in 2019, we’ve put $176,000 into the hands of dozens of educators."
During the 2022 season, the program awarded $37,000 to 74 winning teachers. In 2021, $52,000 went to 104 teachers. During 2020, 98 teachers were awarded $49,000, and in 2019 $38,000 went to 76 teachers.
"I am very fortunate to have won in the 2021 season; I was able to buy a large space air purifier and a 65 lbs. salt lamp for my yoga classes,” teacher Amanda Goe, with Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, stated. “This space serves 200 students every school day as well as multiple sports teams I work with after school. Both items make a big difference in purifying and deodorizing the space in healthy ways and promote students’ relaxation and overall breathing. We are beyond grateful.”
Teachers can click here to apply for the Touchdowns for Teachers program.
Teachers who are employed at a public, charter or non-profit private school in SRP territory or impact areas can sign up to win.
The 2023 season opens this Sunday, Sept. 10, when the Cardinals travel to Washington D.C. to take on the Commanders. Kickoff is at 10 a.m.