Air Force Athletics to participate in the Extra Yard for Teachers
Sept. 9, 2017

Colorado Springs, CO - Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation (AFAAC) announced today it will participate in the Extra Yard for Teachers promotion in conjunction with the Mountain West Conference and the College Football Playoff Foundation.

EYFT is the primary platform of the College Football Playoff Foundation and is an eight-day event each September supporting teachers, centered around the college football regular season.

“We are thrilled to recognize the outstanding teachers in the Pikes Peak region that have gone above and beyond and made a difference in this community,” said Dr. Nancy Hixson, AFAAC chief executive officer.

Elementary and middle school students from around the Pikes Peak region are encouraged to fill out the nomination form at in support of their favorite teacher. Air Force Athletics will recognize 10 teachers on the field during the September 23 football game against San Diego State. Each of the 10 finalists will receive a $1,000 grant to use on supplies in their classroom.

The nomination form will be available starting September 7 and entries will close September 20. The form is available here.  For more information, log on to


About Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation (AFAAC) The mission of the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation (AFAAC) is to support the Air Force athletic department mission of producing leaders of character for our nation. The AFAAC generates the necessary revenue to support Air Force intercollegiate athletics and promote the Air Force Academy to the nation through athletics.




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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