Nominations Sought for Vegas Golden Knights, America First Credit Union Game-Changer Program Award for Educators

Call for Nominations for $1,000 Classroom Grant, Two Complimentary VGK Tickets

Winners of the America First Credit Union and Vegas Golden Nights Game-Changer award program gather at Citi National Arena, the Knight’s practice facility in Summerlin, on April 5, 2021 after a celebratory luncheon in their honor.

LAS VEGAS – November 2, 2021 – Clark County School District teachers can earn a $1,000 classroom grant and two complimentary Vegas Golden Knights (VGK) tickets thanks to America First Credit Union (AFCU) who is teaming up the Knights.

The AFCU-sponsored VGK Game-Changer Program honors and celebrates Clark County teachers who go above and beyond in their classrooms. This season, four honorees will be recognized at a VGK home game in the Fortress and will receive $1,000 to improve their classroom.

In November, the first winner will be announced. The “game-changer” award will be presented every month until March 2022. Nominations for teachers are accepted until February 11, 2022. Representatives from AFCU will choose the winners. The nomination form may be obtained at

Last season’s four winners were selected from over 400 nominations. Melissa Finnan of Grant Sawyer Middle School, Stacye Tesh of Bozarth Elementary School, Shane Goffstein of Wayne Tanaka Elementary School, and Sasha Jones of Jerome Mack Middle School are among the recipients.

Editor’s Note: For more information and photos of all the 2021 Game Changer Teachers, CLICK HERE.



Proudly celebrating 82 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First Credit Union has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 120 locations, and is the eighth largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $16 billion, and the fifth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1.2 million members.


Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union

Jennifer López
R&R Partners