Six Valley Teachers Score Grants after Cardinals Week One Win
SRP’s ‘Touchdowns for Teachers’ Celebrates Educators
“I’m very excited. This is my first time to win and the money means a lot to me because it will help my students. I would like to say thank you for this wonderful opportunity and for making our teaching life more exciting because of what you are doing.”
For the second season, Salt River Project is partnering with Cardinals Charities on the Touchdowns for Teachers program, which awards grants to two deserving teachers every time the Cardinals score a touchdown for the entire season. After the season opener, six educators – who applied – were randomly selected and verified this week. Each will receive a $500 grant for three touchdowns scored during the Arizona Cardinals victory over the San Francisco 49ers on September 13th.
Here’s a list of the week one’s SRP Touchdown for Teachers’ grant recipients in alphabetical order:
7th grade teacher
|Desert Horizon Elementary School in Phoenix
Imagine Desert West Middle School in Phoenix
Imagine Schools Cortez Park Elementary in Phoenix
Imagine Schools East Mesa Elementary and Middle in Mesa
Sonoma Ranch Elementary School in Gilbert
Trevor G. Browne High School in Phoenix
Seventh grade teacher Petchie Aguinaldo plans to use the grant to purchase online interactive activities for her students at Desert Horizon Elementary School
in Phoenix.“I’m very excited. This is my first time to win and the money means a lot to me because it will help my students,” said Aguinaldo. “I would like to say thank you for this wonderful opportunity and for making our teaching life more exciting because of what you are doing.”
For the 2019-2020 NFL season, SRP Touchdowns for Teachers awarded $40,000 to 80 educators. So far, at the start of the 2020-21 season a total of $3,000 in grants will been allocated.
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.
Teachers 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.
To learn more, visit srpnet.com/touchdowns. Throughout the season, SRP will be sharing winners and awarding grants. Follow along at @srpconnect on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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.