CLEVELAND, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone can remember a teacher who made a difference in his or her life. During National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8 -12, you can recognize your favorite teacher by posting a message to #ThankATeacher. Marco's Pizza is encouraging its customers to do the same, and is rewarding teachers for their hard work by distributing 250,000 Free Pizza Certificates to schools across the country.
Marco's is also giving teachers the chance to win a pizza party for their class, as well as the grand prize of $2,500 in Apple products or a trip for two to the Big Apple. To participate in the sweepstakes, teachers just need to share what inspires them about teaching at Marco's community blog, www.SliceoftheCommunity.com.
The National PTA created Teacher Appreciation Week in 1985. It was based upon National Teacher Day, which was initiated by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1953, and proclaimed by the 81st Congress. The National Education Association moved the day to coincide with Teacher Appreciation Week, and this year Teacher Appreciation Day is May 9th.
Marco's Pizza was recently recognized as well, named America's Favorite Pizza Company in a 2017 Market Force QSR Consumer Research Survey: Pizza Category. The pizza brand was founded by native Italian, Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco in 1978. Today, it's among the fastest-growing pizza franchises in the United States. Marco's has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 800 stores across the United States and in three countries.
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