The Frankfort Education Foundation has announced that Amanda Long of the Frankfort Middle School was one of the 15 teachers selected for a grant sponsored by the Big Ten Conference and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation.
The Big Ten Conference and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation have announced a partnership to introduce the funding of educational initiatives in the state of Indiana. Through this activation, the CFP Foundation and Big Ten, in conjunction with Extra Yard for Teachers will be recognizing teachers at the 2017 Big Ten Football Championship Game on December 2 in Indianapolis, while providing funds to enhance educational efforts in those teachers’ respective classrooms and schools.
“The College Football Playoff Foundation is excited to partner with the Big Ten Conference to support Indiana teachers once again,” said CFP Foundation Executive Director Britton Banowsky. “We would like to congratulate each of the teachers who will be recognized at the Big Ten Football Championship Game, and thank them for positive influence they have had on their students.”
The Big Ten worked with 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 be recognized at the Big Ten Football Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
“The Big Ten is thrilled to once again partner with the College Football Playoff Foundation and Indiana Sports Corp to recognize teachers who play an integral role in creating educational opportunities for the youth across the state of Indiana,” Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany said. “We look forward to welcoming these individuals to Indianapolis on Sat., Dec. 2 to thank them for the commitment and service that they have provided to their classrooms and communities.”
“For the second-consecutive year, Indiana Sports Corp is excited to partner with the College Football Playoff Foundation and the Big Ten Conference to impact the lives of youth in 15 different classrooms across Indiana,” said Indiana Sports Corp President, Ryan Vaughn. “This initiative aligns perfectly with our mission of providing opportunities for youth, through an event we are proud to host, the Big Ten Football Championship Game.”