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Tough Season for the Cardinals, but the Team Still Raised $37,000 for Arizona Students

SRP’s ‘Touchdowns for Teachers’ Program Funds 74 Educators

It wasn’t the season any hoped for, but as far as Arizona students and teachers are concerned the Arizona Cardinals are winners by helping to raise classroom funds. 
For the fourth year, 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.
This year, 74 lucky teachers won $500 for every touchdown scored by the Cardinals.
In total, the Cardinals scored 37 touchdowns this season, which means a total of $37,000 in teacher grants. 
“There’s no such thing as a losing season when your team puts $500 in the hands of dozens of teachers who need that money to help their students,” said Kevin Rolfe, SRP Senior Education Representative. “Every year, SRP commits 60,000 to the Touchdowns for Teachers Program. As a former teacher, I love funding teachers through a simple and fun campaign like the Cardinals scoring touchdowns.”

SRP is a leader and supporter of education in Arizona, providing $1.3 million in teacher resources and grants in 2021. 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. 


Touchdowns for Teachers Stats:Amount Awarded:Number of winning teachers:
2022 season$37,00074
2021 season$52,000104
2020 season$49,00098
2019 season$38,00076

To learn more, visit srp.net/teacher. 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 next season. 

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.