Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner today announced the return of his 53's Difference Makers program, which was originally launched in 2016.
The 53's Difference Makers program will recognize teachers from Western New York for the important contributions they make to their students and the community.
"Education is something that my family and I have always considered of the utmost importance," said Skinner. "I want to take the opportunity to show appreciation for the many Difference Makers in our community, who often do not receive the credit that they deserve. This program allows me to recognize the teachers who go above and beyond to have a positive impact on their students' lives."
Each teacher selected will be Skinner's special guest at a Sabres home game this season and will be provided with:
• Four tickets to a Sabres home game
• A $1,000 donation to the educator's school
• A postgame meet-and-greet with Skinner
• An autographed Jeff Skinner jersey
The teachers to be honored will be selected from a pool of nominations curated from local principals and educators. For more information, please click here to visit Sabres.com/DifferenceMakers.