MILITARY BOWL FOUNDATION ONCE AGAIN HONORS TEACHERS
The Military Bowl Foundation, in partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation, will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their students throughout the National Capital Region.
Through the Extra Yard for Teachers initiative, the Military Bowl will provide grants to deserving public school teachers for use in their classrooms and for their students. Preference will be given to teachers who are veterans or from military families as well as to teachers who serve communities with significant military populations.
Nominations and submissions for the grants can be made at militarybowl.org/teachers through November 18. Selected teachers will be honored at the Military Bowl game on Wednesday, December 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Additionally, on September 20, the Military Bowl will join bowl games across the nation as they honor educators on Big Day for Teachers.
“We are thrilled to partner with the College Football Playoff Foundation and its Extra Yard for Teachers program,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Together, we will recognize and reward a few of the outstanding professionals who are helping develop the minds of the next generation of leaders.”
Last year, the Military Bowl Foundation and College Football Playoff Foundation provided grants to six local teachers in recognition of their dedication to students. Those honored included Abigail Anderson, Rippling Woods Elementary School; Cortea Bess-Foreman, Old Mill Middle School South; Wendy Hedges, Chesapeake Bay Middle School; Chariya Little, Louisa County High School; Cymmone Marsh-Green, High Point Elementary School; Kelly Moshogianis, Old Mill Middle School North and South; Johanna Ricker, Arundel High School; and Amy Young-Buckler, Meade Heights Elementary School.
The College Football Playoff Foundation is the community engagement arm of the College Football Playoff and works in partnership with institutions of higher education, sports organizations, corporations and nonprofits to support educators and improve U.S. student outcomes. Extra Yard for Teachers, the College Football Playoff Foundation’s primary initiative, seeks to elevate the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers.
Tickets for the 2022 Military Bowl presented by Peraton go on sale November 1. Proceeds from the Bowl benefit the USO and Patriot Point, the Military Bowl Foundation’s retreat for wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and caregivers.