FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2018
CONTACT: Gina Lehe, 469-262-5200
IRVING, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation has partnered with the Big Ten Conference to continue funding educational initiatives in the state of Indiana. Through this activation in conjunction with Extra Yard for Teachers, the CFP Foundation and Big Ten will be recognizing teachers at the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game presented by Discover on December 1 in Indianapolis, while providing funds to enhance educational efforts in those teachers’ respective classrooms and schools.
“The College Football Playoff Foundation is excited to continue our partnership with the Big Ten Conference to support Indiana teachers,” said CFP Foundation Executive Director Britton Banowsky. “Teachers everywhere make such a difference with their positive influence on their students and we congratulate the ones who will be recognized at the Big Ten Football Championship Game.”
The Big Ten worked with the Indiana Sports Corp to select 15 teachers, with the goal of recognizing 15 different schools in the state of Indiana. Each of the teachers (kindergarten through eighth grade) will be awarded a grant to assist them with educational projects. The 15 teachers will attend and be recognized at the Big Ten Football Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with the CFP Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers for a third consecutive championship game,” Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany said. “This is a well- deserved recognition that highlights the impact these teachers have on the youth in the state of Indiana. The grants will allow these 15 educators to place a continued emphasis on the educational development of the next generation of college students.”
“Indiana Sports Corp is proud to partner with the Big Ten Conference and College Football Playoff Foundation to support Indiana teachers throughout the state,” said Indiana Sports Corp President Ryan Vaughn. “The selected teachers and schools have a tremendous impact on the lives of our youth and we are looking forward to honoring them on December 1 at the Big Ten Football Championship Game.”
The following 15 teachers will attend and be recognized at the Big Ten Football Championship Game:
Adam Ahlfield, Eastwood Middle School, Indianapolis
Julie Buck, Hoosier Road Elementary, Fishers
Elizabeth Camacho, Chapelwood Elementary, Indianapolis
Mallory Canning, Lew Wallace Elementary, Indianapolis
Molly Coffman, Sand Creek Elementary, Fishers
Beth Desalvo, Center for Inquiry 27, Indianapolis
Jeff Hurd, J.E. Ober Elementary, Garrett
Bethany Jackson, Longfellow Middle School, Indianapolis
Kelsey Logan, Yorktown Elementary, Muncie
George Mahan, Frank H. Wheeler Elementary, Speedway
Margo Melson, Chapel Hill 7th & 8th Grade Center, Indianapolis
Heidi Stan, Clay Middle School, Carmel
Crissy Stephen, Maple Glen Elementary, Westfield
Courtney Stewart, Mary Bryan Elementary, Indianapolis
Christina Turner, Pleasant Valley Elementary, Muncie
The Big Ten and CFP Foundation plan to partner for upcoming activations in Chicago and New York City later in the academic year.
For more information about the CFP Foundation, visit cfp-foundation.org.