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Cardinals Help Teachers Score $49,000 in SRP Grants this Season

SRP’s ‘Touchdowns for Teachers’ Program Funds 98 Educators


To interview a winning teacher in your coverage area, contact Kathleen at Kathleen.mascarenas@srpnet.com or 602-236-2585.

The Arizona Cardinals may be out of the playoffs, but it’s been a winning season for 98 lucky teachers who benefitted $500 for every touchdown scored by the Cardinals.

For the second season, Salt River Project partnered with Cardinals Charities for the Touchdowns for Teachers program, which awarded grants to two deserving teachers every time the Cardinals scored a touchdown. In total, the Cardinals scored 49 touchdowns this season. Ninety-eight teachers won $500 for a total of $49,000 in teacher grants.

“It may have been a tough ending for Cardinals fans this week, but players did their part in raising funds for teachers. For the 2020-2021 season, the Cardinals scored 11 more touchdowns than the year before. That’s a $9,000 boost for deserved educators, said Kevin Rolfe, SRP Senior Education Representative. “During the 2019-2020 NFL season, SRP Touchdowns for Teachers awarded $40,000 to 80 educators. SRP’s Touchdowns for Teachers is a fun way to celebrate and reward teachers, while cheering on the home team.”

SRP is a leader and supporter of education in Arizona, providing $1.3 million in teacher resources and grants in 2019. From hands-on teacher workshops to grants for educators, SRP supports teachers as they innovate for the future and create classroom environments where everyone can succeed.

To learn more, visit srpnet.com/touchdowns. Teachers who are employed at a public, charter or non-profit private school in SRP service territory or impact areas can sign up to win. SRP customers are encouraged to share the contest with their favorite teachers.

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP also is the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.