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Arizona Cardinals touchdowns help teachers in Arizona

Posted at 5:45 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 21:34:54-04

PHOENIX, AZ — Touchdowns don't just help the Arizona Cardinals this football season, they help teachers in Arizona.

Thanks to the new Touchdowns for Teachers program from Salt River Project.

"It's amazing how far $500 can go for a teacher," said Kevin Rolfe, with SRP Community Relations and a former teacher for 14 years in Chandler.

Just like it sounds the program is simple, the more the Cardinals perform and the more times they end up in the end zone, the more teachers get rewarded.

Two teachers for every touchdown get $500 dollars, so after game one that's $2,000 to four Arizona teachers.

"The average in Arizona was about $700 teachers spend of their own money, so if we can help off-set that then the program is a success," said Rolfe. "Every year I would spend pretty close to $1,000 out of my own pocket on basic materials, whether it was pens, sometimes paper, sometimes folders, sometime books."

Teachers can register for Touchdowns for Teachers by visiting their website and can sign up throughout the football season.