The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are kicking off their Touchdown for Teachers contest, and they're looking for nominations.
The contest is now in its tenth year. It celebrates outstanding teachers who are involved in both their school and their community. One grand prize winner receives a $2,000 grant for their school and a classroom visit from a current or former Buffalo Bills player. Four finalists will receive a $500 grant.
To qualify, teachers must be living in one of 15 counties:
Buffalo region: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming
Rochester region: Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Yates
Beyond Buffalo/Rochester: McKean County, PA and Ontario County, ON
Teachers will be judged based on their school and community involvement, degree of positive impact, and commitment to education.
The BIlls and M&T Bank are accepting submissions through March 30. Submissions can be made online here. They can also be mailed to:
Pegula Sports and Entertainment
ATTN: Sara Petrone
199 Scott Street, Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14204