Big 12 Partners with Extra Yard for Teachers
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About the Campaign

The Big 12 Champions for Life campaign highlights student-athlete’s life-changing stories through the opportunities that a scholarship provides. The young women and men given the opportunity to compete in their chosen sport embody the defining characteristics of a champion: leadership, perseverance, community service, and discipline. Inspiring stories of student-athletes representing each of the conference’s ten universities will be shared throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Serving as a role model both on the field and in the classroom, each of the student-athletes selected in the campaign truly encapsulate what being a champion for life is all about.

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The Big 12 Conference, in partnership with the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT) platform, has announced a campaign to honor educators across the country. More than 100 student-athletes featured in the “Big 12 Champions for Life” campaign have been given the opportunity to recognize a teacher (grades K-12) who made a lasting impact during their academic journey. Each nominated teacher will receive a $1,000 grant to be applied toward a classroom project and teaching supplies. Teacher announcements and more can be found on the Big 12 Champions for Life social platforms.


18 hours ago "He's taken on so much to help others."
@KStateFB's Bill Snyder discusses Denzel Goolsby, this week's #Big12Champions feature. #EMAW
6 days ago "If I can go out there and help at least one person, I've done good in my life." - @CycloneFB's @410Keem
#Big12Champions #RaiseTheStandard
1 week ago What makes @CycloneFB's Hakeem Butler special? @ISUMattCampbell shares what impresses him most about #18.
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2 weeks ago Big12Champ4Life photo Shaun Nixon & @TCUFootball take on WVU this weekend.

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