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Eckrich Joins the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers Program

October 21, 2021

It’s fall, which if we’re being honest, is one of our favorite times of the year. There’s pumpkin everything, the temps are a bit cooler and, football season is back in full swing. So, football fans, join us in firing up the grill because it’s tailgating season! Whether you’re grilling smoked sausages in the parking lot or making a decadent deli meat sandwich while watching the game at home, one of our go-tos Eckrich® – the Official Smoked Sausage and Deli Meat Sponsor of the College Football Playoff (CFP) – is a must-have menu item for an all-around delicious meal. 

And beyond being foolproof and a family favorite, Eckrich is joining with the CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers program for the third consecutive year to celebrate teachers across the country for their honest work and tireless commitment to ensure that their students have the tools to succeed, especially as we head into another challenging school year due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The celebration doesn’t stop there - here’s your chance to get in on the action! Throughout the season, fans can visit to nominate their favorite educators to participate in the $1 Million Challenge. Selected teachers will attempt to make a 15-yard throw for their chance to win a $1 million donation to support classroom resource projects within their area through Extra Yard for Teachers*. Students, parents, or even fellow colleagues can nominate educators who go above and beyond for the chance to make the winning throw at the following games and get the credit that they deserve: 

  • Oklahoma State at Texas (October 16th)
  • Michigan at Michigan State (October 30th)
  • Oregon at Washington (November 6th)
  • Tennessee at Kentucky (November 6th)
  • Georgia at Tennessee (November 13th)
  • Florida State at Boston College (November 20th)

As parents, we know how valuable great educators are for our kids, and we’re excited to recognize their passion through these nominations. Good luck to all our teachers! We’ll be cheering you on!

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN ONLY TO CERTIFIED TEACHERS AT PRE-K-12 PUBLIC, VOCATIONAL, CHARTER, PAROCHIAL, OR INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS LOCATED IN ELIGIBLE COUNTIES LISTED IN THE OFFICIAL RULES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 12/20/21. To enter and for Official Rules, including prize descriptions, odds and terms and conditions, visit Sponsor: Smithfield Packaged Meats Sales Corp., 111 Commerce St., Smithfield, VA 23430.