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Suns Team with GCU for "Educator" Award

Posted: Jan. 11, 2012

The Phoenix Suns and Grand Canyon University (GCU) have launched "Educator of the Month", a program designed to reward Valley teachers and guidance counselors for their exceptional work in the classroom and community.

Students are encouraged to nominate an "Educator of the Month" by logging on to to submit an application. The Suns will select one honoree to be recognized each month through the remainder of the 2011-12 season.

Honorees of the award will receive four lower-level tickets to an upcoming Suns home game, a $50 Team Shop gift card and the unique opportunity to watch the Suns pre-game warm-ups from the team's bench prior to participating in an on-court photograph. The recipient and his/her guests will also enjoy dinner in the team's Club Annexus, located on suite level A at US Airways Center.

Students who nominate the winning "Educator of the Month" will also receive four lower-level tickets to the Suns home game in which his or her educator is honored. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to watch the Suns warm up with his or her educator from the Suns' bench.

Grand Canyon University is the official education partner of the Phoenix Suns, collaborating on various community and education-based initiatives with an emphasis on the importance of a college degree.

Suns fans, Bring Your Game Face! The Suns will host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, January 12 at US Airways Center, with tip-off set for 7 p.m. Single game tickets are still available and can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.