Charlotte, N.C. – Clemson’s women’s basketball student-athlete Amari Robinson has been named a recipient of the 2021 Go Teach Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway. All 15 recipients will receive $2,500 on behalf of the CFP Foundation and Dr Pepper to assist in their continued pursuit of a degree or career in education. And in the coming weeks, one recipient will win the Grand Prize of an additional $10,000 in tuition support. The 15 student-athletes were chosen by campus representatives, and the Grand Prize winner will be selected by the ACC’s award committee.
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ACC and CFP Foundation to Fund $75,000 in Classroom Resource Projects, Award $47,500 in Scholarships to League’s Future Educators
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In conjunction with Saturday’s 2021 Subway ACC Football Championship Game, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation have announced they are funding $75,000 in classroom resource projects in three local markets; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home of Wake Forest University; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home of the University of Pittsburgh; and Charlotte, North Carolina, host city of the title game. The projects are designed to meet teachers’ needs in area schools, including classroom supplies and technology upgrades.
“The ACC is a proud supporter of teachers – who are everyday heroes – for their tireless work in enhancing the lives of others through education,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “The experiences and lessons learned by student-athletes translate particularly well to careers within education and coaching. It’s an honor to work with the College Football Playoff Foundation to recognize educators through its Extra Yard for Teachers initiative.”
“Championship games are always cause for celebration on college campuses, and it’s important to extend our work as part of that celebration to the communities these institutions call home,” said CFP Foundation Executive Director Britton Banowsky. “The Foundation is proud to go the extra yard for teachers and schools, and our hope is that these projects will have a meaningful impact on classrooms for years to come.”
In addition to the classroom resource projects, the ACC has named 15 student-athletes as recipients of the 2021 Go Teach Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway. Each will receive $2,500 on behalf of the CFP Foundation and Dr Pepper to assist in their continued pursuit of a degree or career in education. And in the coming weeks, one recipient will win the Grand Prize of an additional $10,000 in tuition support. The 15 student-athletes were chosen by campus representatives, and the Grand Prize winner will be selected by the ACC’s award committee.
The 15 ACC student-athlete recipients include:
Name, Institution, Sport, Major
Chase Coleman, Virginia, Men’s Basketball, Youth & Social Innovation
Claire DeSelm, Notre Dame, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Master’s in Education
Emma Feehery, North Carolina, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Education minor
Peter Fiorini III, Syracuse, Men’s Lacrosse, Health & Physical Education
Darryl Gay, Florida State, Men’s Track & Field, Education & Coaching
Essence Henderson, Virginia Tech, Women’s Track & Field, Public Health
Brandi Hughes, NC State, Women’s Track & Field, Master’s in Elementary Education
Avery Perosa, Pittsburgh, Volleyball, Master’s in Strategic Marketing
Amari Robinson, Clemson, Women’s Basketball, Special Education
Abigail Schwenger, Miami, Rowing, Elementary and Special Education, Spanish
Frederick Scott, Boston College, Men’s Basketball, Diversity & Inclusion
Yuval Solomon, Wake Forest, Men’s Tennis
Job Trahan, Duke, Men’s Track & Field
Kenzie Walls, Georgia Tech, Women’s Cross Country, Literature & Media
Liberty Williams, Louisville, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Early Elementary Education
The CFP Foundation and Dr Pepper are committed to growing the Go Teach initiative to place qualified teachers in classrooms across the nation. Over the next five years, the CFP Foundation and Dr Pepper are awarding a collective $1.5 million in tuition to the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC conference partners to provide support and recognition for student-athletes majoring in education.
About the ACC
The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 69th year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity. The ACC currently sponsors 27 NCAA sports – 14 for women and 13 for men – with member institutions located in 10 states. Women’s gymnastics will become the league’s 28th sponsored sport in the 2023-24 academic year. In August 2019, ESPN and the ACC partnered to launch ACC Network (ACCN), a 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports and league-wide original programming. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACC on Twitter and on Facebook (facebook.com/theACC).
About the College Football Playoff Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers
The CFP Foundation is the community-engagement arm of the College Football Playoff, supporting education across the country. The CFP Foundation’s primary cause platform, Extra Yard for Teachers, is dedicated to elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development. The CFP Foundation utilizes multiple partnerships to execute its initiatives and support positive educational outcomes. To learn more, visit cfp-foundation.org and follow Extra Yard for Teachers (@CFPExtraYard) on social media.