64th AutoZone Liberty Bowl

December 28, 2022 - 4:30 PM CST


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Partners with College Football Playoff Foundation

for Extra Yard For Teachers Week and

The Big Day For Teachers


The AutoZone Liberty Bowl and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation kicked off Extra Yard for Teachers Week with The Big Day For Teachers and a special surprise presentation to long-time Central High School teacher Lauraetta Lockridge. The Big Day For Teachers is a nationwide day of recognition to support and celebrate teachers. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl presented Lockridge with a $1,000 DonorsChoose gift card to be used for classroom or student resources and projects that help keep kids learning.

Lockridge, a graduate of Jackson State University, is in her 11th year of teaching Biology and Physical Science at Central High School. She is described as a fantastic teacher who brings great energy to her school. She is very demanding of her students and she energizes her students to achieve at a high level. In addition to teaching, Lockridge has been the cheer sponsor at Central in the past and currently serves as a mentor to other teachers.

“The Big Day For Teachers and Extra Yard for Teachers Week is all about supporting and celebrating teachers in our community,” said Harold Graeter, Associate Executive Director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. “We’re proud to partner with the College Football Playoff Foundation in recognizing Lauraetta Lockridge for her many years as an educator and her service to Central High School. During these challenging times the DonorsChoose gift card will provide her with much needed resources so she can continue to have a positive impact on her students.”

Extra Yard for Teachers Week continues through September 18th, as college football goes the extra yard to honor and recognize great teachers.

Starting the week of September 20th and continuing throughout the Fall, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will participate in the "Tag A Teacher" Program. “Tag A Teacher” is part of the College Football Playoff Foundation’s national Extra Yard for Teachers program. Each week throughout the college football season, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will select a “tagged” or nominated teacher from the Memphis area to receive a $500 DonorsChoose gift card.

You can nominate your favorite teacher by tagging them on Twitter @AZOLibertyBowl. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl will choose a teacher each week for 12 weeks.

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is proud to support the College Football Playoff Foundation's Extra Yard For Teachers initiative. The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is the charitable arm of the College Football Playoff, supporting teachers and education across the country to improve U.S. student outcomes. The CFP Foundation's primary platform, Extra Yard for Teachers, elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers in four core areas: resources, recognition, professional development, recruitment and retention.                                                                  



December 28, 2022 - 4:30 PM CST
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