The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank have kicked off their fifth annual "Touchdown for Teachers" program, which honors local teachers for their outstanding service to their schools and communities.
During the November 17, 2013 Buffalo Bills home game vs. the New York Jets, five selected finalists will receive:
- Two tickets to the Bills home game on November 17th
- Pre-game field access to watch warm-ups
- In-game recognition on the video board
- An official Buffalo Bills game ball
The Touchdown for Teachers grand prize winner will be announced at the November 17 game and will receive an in-class visit from a Buffalo Bills player and a $1,000 grant to the winning teacher's school.
In addition, the nominators for each of the five finalists will receive two tickets to the game.
Honorees are chosen based on their amount of involvement in the school or community, degree of positive impact and their demonstrated commitment to education. Honorees must be nominated through the application form on www.buffalobills.com/teachers no later than Monday, November 4th, 2013. All honorees will be notified no later than Monday, November 11th, 2013.
"The Touchdown for Teachers program, in its fifth consecutive year, has proven to be one of our most rewarding programs," said Bruce Popko, Bills Senior VP of Business Development. "Teachers are the backbone of our educational system, and to be able to honor their efforts coincides with the focus that both M&T Bank and the Bills have in recognizing the outstanding members of our community."
"Teachers are extremely important role models for our children, and provide them with guidance and opportunity," said Bills running back Fred Jackson. "I wouldn't be where I am today without support from the teachers and mentors that I had growing up."
"Teachers play pivotal role in the development of our children each and every day, and they deserve to be recognized and honored for their hard work and dedication," said Darren King, Executive Vice President of Retail Banking for M&T Bank. "We hope students and parents in the participating counties will all take a moment to thank and appreciate those teachers working hard to inspire learning."
Information and nomination forms are available on www.buffalobills.com/teachers. They can be submitted online, downloaded and mailed to the Buffalo Bills attention Erica Muhleman at One Bills Drive, Orchard Park, N.Y. 14127, or faxed to 716.312.8603. Teachers nominated must live in the following counties:
Pennsylvania:McKean County (Erie to Pittsburgh)
M&T Bank is the Official Bank of the Buffalo Bills and the exclusive provider of Bills checks and check cards. Further information about different fan contests and promotions through M&T Bank is available at www.facebook.com/mybillscard.