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Two Ways to Win Big for Education

Your teacher throwing for $1 million OR your teacher honored at the College Football Playoff National Championship
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Extra Yard for Teachers
$1 Million Challenge

Eckrich, in partnership with Extra Yard for Teachers & our valued retail partners, is giving teachers the chance to win $1 Million to fund classroom projects and support our educators!

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Eckrich is giving back to support education with opportunities for teachers and their communities to win big this season!

Our $1 Million Challenge for Teachers is back for the 2024-2025 college football season! In partnership with Extra Yard for Teachers and our valued retailers, Eckrich will invite a nominated teacher (and true hero) onto the field at some of this season’s biggest matchups. These lucky teachers, randomly selected from the entries, will throw a football for a chance to win up to $1 Million dollars in grants to fund local schools.

Additionally, all entrants and nominations may be automatically entered into the Eckrich Teacher of the Year contest to win a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game and $5,000 for their school.

2024 Game Schedule

Select a game to nominate a teacher to win!
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West Virginia University vs University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 14
Accepting Nominations
University of Houston vs University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 21
Ohio State University vs Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Sep 28
University of Florida vs University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Oct 12
University of Southern California vs University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Oct 19
Auburn University vs University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Oct 26
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