Extra Yard For Teachers

Great Teachers Change Lives

Extra Yard for Teachers Week and the Big Day

The number #1 factor in student achievement is a great teacher. Extra Yard for Teachers Week is a nationwide celebration of teachers, led by the CFP Foundation and uses the platform of college football to show appreciation for educators in communities across the country. Created in 2015, EYFT Week provides an opportunity for universities, coaches and student-athletes to take part in its mission of elevating the teaching profession by recognizing inspiring teachers at games, events and on social media. The Big Day for Teachers is the largest single day effort led by the CFP Foundation and in close partnership with sports, education and corporate partners to deliver resources and surprise teachers in schools 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.

$100,000.00 Goal to Support Teachers, Classrooms, Teacher Training and Retention in Hawaiʻi!

The Hawai’i Bowl Foundation, The College Football Playoff Foundation and Teach For America Hawai‘i have again  teamed up to support teachers via the Extra Yard For Teachers Grant Program. All current full time Hawai‘i public and public charter school teachers are eligible to apply for this program.

This year awards will be made via DonorsChoose. Support from this program will be up to $1,000 per teacher.

To learn more about how you may support this initiative, please email daryl.garvin@thehawaiibowl.com

To apply, please click here

All current full time Hawai‘i public and public charter school teachers are eligible to apply for this program.

Please note the following to increase the likelihood of your project being funded:
– we will prioritize funding for teachers in Title 1 schools
– we will also prioritize projects that have received initial support from other funders, as such we encourage   you to share your DonorsChoose project with your network.
– we will not fund projects in which our funding will not complete the project, so its important the balance to complete your project is under $1,000 by early December
Deadline to apply:  Applications are open now, with a closing deadline of Sunday November 26, 2023, but don’t wait as the sooner your project is posted, the higher likelihood you will receive other support and increase your chance of receiving  funding from this program to complete your project.

Please mail your donation to the Hawaii Bowl Foundation, 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1990, Honolulu, HI, 96813. Please make checks payable to the Hawaii Bowl Foundation and note “EYFT” on the memo line. To donate by phone, please call the Hawaiʻi Bowl Foundation Office at 808-523-3688 during normal business hours.

A portion of the proceeds from EasyPost Hawaiʻi Bowl tickets will be donated to Hawaiʻi Teachers.

EasyPost Hawaiʻi Bowl tickets are expected to go on sale later this month.

  • College Football Playoff, Foundation
  • Reyn Spooner
  • Teach For America – Hawaiʻi