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Teacher Champion Challenge: Donate to your favorite football team’s hometown schools and win them $100,000, January 4 - February 3, 2019

Update 3/18/19: As of 3/18/19, funding for the Indiana 5X match offer has been fully applied to eligible projects, and donations are no longer being matched. We are thrilled to see all of the amazing team sports projects our Indiana teacher community created! Our 2X match offer from DICK'S Sporting Goods for team sports country-wide is still live on our site. Click here for more details.

Update 2/4/19: Congratulations Indiana! As winners of the Teacher Champion Challenge, all team sports projects in Marion County, Indiana, will receive a 5X match for any team sports projects, thanks to DICK'S Sporting Goods. If you are a teacher in Marion County, post a project with the subject area "Team Sports." If your project is eligible, new donations on your project will be matched as long as funding remains. You will see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it is approved and live on the site. Please note, the match offer will not appear during Friends and Family Pre-Funding.

How does it work?

Donations to any project in the eligible regions (see below) will count toward our Teacher Champion leaderboard, which we will update every Monday and Friday. If a region’s team is knocked out of the playoffs, that region will still be eligible to win the Teacher Champion Challenge.

Which regions are included in the Challenge?

Coinciding with the cities in this year’s pro football playoffs, the following regions will be included in the Teacher Champion Challenge:

Baltimore: Baltimore and Baltimore City Counties

Boston: Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk Counties

Chicago: Cook County

Dallas: Dallas and Tarrant Counties

Houston: Harris County

Indianapolis: Marion County

Kansas City: Jackson and Wyandotte Counties

Los Angeles: Los Angeles County

New Orleans: Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Bernard Parishes

Philadelphia: Philadelphia County

Seattle: King County

(Note: Due to the varying sizes of the above regions, we will be ranking our leaderboard on a per capita basis. That means we will take the total amount raised in each region and divide it by the number of students in that region to determine the order on the leaderboard.)

What does the winning region receive?

The region with the most money per capita by 3am EST/12am PST on February 4 will receive $100,000 in funding from DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation for team sports projects. We will announce the winner on February 4.

With thanks to DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation

Youth sports are in trouble. Billions in funding have been cut from school sports programs in recent years, and 27% of U.S. public high schools could be without sports by 2020. That's why The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is proud to support the Teacher Champion Challenge. They are also matching donations on our site for eligible team sports nationwide. You can find more details here.