Fiesta Bowl partners with Arizona Lottery and BHHS Legacy Foundation to provide PPE to teachers
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Helping support and protect Arizona's teachers, the Fiesta Bowl, the Arizona Lottery and BHHS Legacy Foundation have partnered to provide personal protective equipment to teachers across the state as they return to the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting with three Arizona Teacher Mask-Up Drive-Up events in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tucson, 50,000 masks will be distributed to teachers across the state. Teachers unable to participate at the drive-up distribution events and those from other areas of Arizona can coordinate pick-up and delivery options in bulk.
"Teachers continue to go above and beyond for our youth. As they return to classrooms, we wanted to show our support any way we can," said Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Mike Nealy. "We can't wait to see all of the teachers show up to receive their free mask and hopefully find a Golden Ticket to further benefit their classroom needs!"
In addition to masks, each drive-up location will feature "Golden Tickets" that will be randomly distributed to teachers. Each Golden Ticket will feature a DonorsChoose gift card in the amount of $100, $250 or $500. The Golden Tickets will combine for $10,000 to be awarded across the state.
"The Arizona Lottery is proud to partner with the Fiesta Bowl to distribute thousands of face masks to teachers across our great state," said Arizona Lottery Executive Director Gregg Edgar. "The Fiesta Bowl and the Arizona Lottery are both long time community supporters that have provided millions of dollars to charities that serve our most vulnerable citizens. Together, during this difficult time we are working together to provide this vital personal protective equipment to teachers who are on the front lines teaching our children and keeping them safe."
The drive-up events will take place between October 20-26 in Central, Northern and Southern Arizona.
Phoenix Metro – Tuesday, October 20 from 3 - 5 pm
- Camelview Elementary: 2002 E Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Northern Arizona – Thursday, October 22 from 4 - 6 pm
- Flagstaff High School: 400 W Elm Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Southern Arizona – Monday, October 26 from 4 pm - 6 pm
- Amphitheater High School: 125 W Yavapai Rd. Tucson, AZ 85705
"BHHS Legacy Foundation is proud to partner with Fiesta Bowl Charities and the Arizona Lottery on this important community health prevention program to protect the health of our teachers working on the frontline every day to deliver vital education in the Foundation's Greater Phoenix Region, Tri-State Region and all over Arizona," said BHHS Legacy Foundation Chief Executive Officer Gerald Wissink.
Arizona Teacher Mask-Up Drive-Up is the latest Fiesta Bowl initiative that supports Arizona Teachers. The Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program will award $2,500 grants to 200 teachers across the state on November 10. In its first four years, the program granted $3.2 million to nearly 650 Arizona teachers, impacting over 300,000 students at 400 schools.
For more information on Arizona Teacher Mask-Up Drive-Up events or how to reserve masks for your school, visit fiestabowl.org/teachermaskup.
ABOUT FIESTA BOWL
Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl is a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans during and outside of college football bowl season. As a nonprofit organization, it is driven by its vision for the importance of community outreach and service. Through the PlayStation® Fiesta Bowl, Cactus Bowl and its year-round events, such as the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade, corporate partnerships and numerous community events throughout the year, the organization provides charitable giving to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that serve communities through youth, sports and education.
ABOUT ARIZONA LOTTERY
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and its retail partners have generated more than $4.4 billion in support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales fund programs in higher education, economic development, environmental conservation and health and human services. The mission is to support Arizona programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible manner.
ABOUT BHHS LEGACY FOUNDATION
For the past two decades, BHHS Legacy Foundation has strived to enhance the quality of life and health of those we serve in the Greater Phoenix and Tri-State regions. We do this by nurturing collaborative nonprofit partnerships and funding grants to community and health-related nonprofits that work to improve access to medical, mental, and dental services; expand Arizona's healthcare workforce; and improve and promote good health. Since its inception in 2000, BHHS Legacy Foundation has invested more than $100 million in high-performing nonprofits and the communities they serve. Go to bhhslegacy.org to learn more.