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Pac-12 and College Football Playoff Foundation Continue Partnership


Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks to continue to work through Extra Yard for Teachers initiative

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks will continue to work with the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation this season through its Extra Yard for Teachers platform.  Through the initiative, each of the 12 Conference university communities will receive a grant between $10,000 and $11,500 to support teachers.  The effort will be featured as part of Extra Yard for Teachers Week in Pac-12 Networks football programming from Saturday, Sept. 16 through Saturday, Sept. 23.
As part of Extra Yard for Teachers Week, Pac-12 Networks talent will highlight the universities’ activation as well as in-game presentations to the local teachers on air.  The coverage will also be captured with in-studio programming throughout the week including “Inside Pac-12 Football” and “Pac-12 Football Pregame Show,” as well as with Networks talent wearing Extra Yard for Teachers signature apple pins.  Other elements of the promotion on Pac-12 Networks will include on-air messaging, assets on Pac-12.com and special studio décor on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 23. In addition, a special feature will run across Pac-12 Networks during the week to promote the program with the help of all 12 head football coaches.
Use the hashtag #ExtraYardWeek on social media to follow the Extra Yard for Teachers Week celebration across the country, and visit www.cfp-foundation.org to learn more about the CFP Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers.
About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 51 of the last 57 years, with 501 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities. The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to www.pac-12.com/conference.
About Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to Pac-12.com.
About the College Football Playoff Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers
The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is the charitable arm of the College Football Playoff, supporting education across the country. The CFP Foundation’s primary platform, Extra Yard for Teachers, elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers through the implementation of programs in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development. The CFP Foundation utilizes multiple partnerships to execute its initiatives and support positive educational outcomes.
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