College Football Playoff Foundation Partners with Orange Bowl Committee on New Classroom Initiative

IRVING, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation has partnered with the Orange Bowl Committee on a new program in which South Florida elementary schools have the opportunity to win a fully-funded media center makeover for their campus. The Media Center Makeover Project is made possible through the CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers platform.

Elementary school principals, teachers and administrators in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties are all eligible to win this makeover which includes new equipment, furniture, technology and more for their school media centers.

The Media Center Makeover Project fulfills the Orange Bowl’s mission to support and serve the South Florida community by providing enhanced learning resources, equipment and materials to give students the optimal opportunity to achieve academic success.

“We are extremely excited to provide area elementary schools with state-of-the art media centers,” said Don Slesnick, President and Chair of the Orange Bowl Committee. “With the ever-increasing use of technology by both teachers and students, these new media centers will provide them with opportunities never before available.”

Elementary schools were able to apply online by the December 15 deadline and provide a compelling written statement that demonstrated why their school should be selected to receive a media center makeover. The schools also had the option to submit a video of up to three minutes. One school from each of the three participating counties – Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach – will be selected. Winners will be announced during a special presentation at the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 30 and through various social media channels. A representative from each selected school will be in attendance.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to support the Media Center Makeover Project in partnership with the Orange Bowl Committee,” said Britton Banowsky, CFP Foundation Executive Director. “We are also excited to support South Florida teachers and students to ensure every child has an opportunity to succeed in the classroom and in life.”



About the College Football Playoff Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers
The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is the charitable arm of the College Football Playoff, supporting education across the country. 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.

About the Orange Bowl
The Orange Bowl is a 360-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. With its primary mission since being created in 1935 to bring tourism to South Florida through an annual football game and events, it has also maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach. Orange Bowl community outreach efforts are comprised of four pillars: youth sports, fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts. The Orange Bowl features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 30, 2017. For more information on the 2017-18 Orange Bowl events, including promotional and volunteer opportunities through the Ambassador Program presented by Panera Bread, log on to Follow Orange Bowl: @OrangeBowl, Facebook and Instagram.