ATLANTA (September 19, 2017) – The Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation will celebrate Atlanta’s teachers through a series of events scheduled during the CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers Week, Saturday, September 16 through Saturday, September 23. The week will honor teachers from across the metro Atlanta area with the support of the CFP Foundation and its partners.

To celebrate and empower Atlanta’s teaching community, the AFHC has planned a series of events throughout the week, including:

  • “Teacher Tailgates” Series: Monday, September 18 through Thursday, September 21, four teachers will receive a $1,000 donation to support requests listed on Additionally, the AFHC will setup desserts and giveaways in teachers’ lounges for all faculty and staff at each of the four schools.
    • Monday, September 18—Cogburn Woods Elementary School
    • Tuesday, September 19—Sandtown Middle School
    • Wednesday, September 20—Fernbank Elementary School
    • Thursday, September 21—Midvale Elementary School
  • Grady High School “All In” Moment: Friday, September 22, Grady High School will be awarded a surprise monetary donation to support students and teachers, marking the second of three “All In” Moments. In addition to the donation, the special event will involve a student performance and guest presentations.
  • On-Field Teacher Recognition: Saturday, September 23, 10 educators will be recognized during the Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The 2017 Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education winners and local Teacher of the Year award winners will be honored with an on-field presentation and surprise gift announcement during a team timeout.

In addition to participating in Extra Yard for Teachers Week, the AFHC has partnered with the CFP Foundation as well as Atlanta Public Schools to honor the city’s educators throughout the year leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2018. Through this partnership, the committee is able to provide schools, teachers and students with some of the resources necessary to promote the importance of education.