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10:26 AM

Cardinals Season Opener Scores $3,000 for Educators from SRP’s ‘Touchdowns for Teachers’ Program


The Arizona Cardinals had a rough game against the victorious Kansas City Chiefs yesterday, but despite the tough loss the Cardinals scored classroom funds for Arizona teachers from Salt River Project (SRP) for every touchdown scored.

For the fourth season, SRP is teaming up with Cardinals Charities for its Touchdowns for Teachers program, which awards grants to two deserving teachers every time the Cardinals score a touchdown for the entire season. So, let’s hope for a long season with a lot of TDs. After Sunday night’s game, six educators will get a $500 grant for the three touchdowns scored, for a total of $3,000 in grants.

“Going into another Cardinals season, there are now about 300 Arizona teachers and all their students rooting even harder for the home team,” said Kevin Rolfe, SRP Senior Education Representative. “Since we started this fun way to help our teachers in 2019, we’ve put $139,000 into the hands of our educators. They continue to be extremely grateful. I can’t wait to see what this season brings.”


Touchdowns for Teachers Stats:Amount Awarded:Number of winning teachers:
2021 season$52,000104
2020 season$49,00098
2019 season$38,00076

Teachers who are employed at a public, charter or non-profit private school in SRP service territory or impact areas can sign up now to win. SRP customers are encouraged to share the contest with the teachers in their lives.

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 or apply, visit srp.net/teacher
Throughout the season, SRP will be sharing winners and awarding grants. 
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About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest electricity provider in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving approximately 1.1 million customers. SRP provides water to about half of the Valley’s residents, delivering more than 244 billion gallons of water (750,000 acre-feet) each year, and manages a 13,000-square-mile watershed that includes an extensive system of reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals.