Stroehmann Bread and Philadelphia 76ers Team Up for Second Annual King or Queen of the Classroom Contest

HORSHAM, Pa. — Stroehmann® Bread, Philly’s favorite bread brand since 1927, is teaming up with the Philadelphia 76ers for a fourth consecutive season. Together, along with an exciting partnership with second-year guard Tyrese Maxey, Stroehmann and the 76ers today launched the second annual King or Queen of the Classroom Contest, which aims to thank mentors who have been instrumental to educating students in the past year.

Through this meaningful contest, Maxey is helping Stroehmann champion education and literacy by encouraging students to nominate someone who has helped them achieve their academic goals inside or out of the classroom.

“Our King or Queen of the Classroom Contest with the 76ers was such a slam dunk last year; we couldn’t be more excited to bring it back this season, especially with the support of Tyrese!” said Dana Trimback, Stroehmann Brand Manager. “Tyrese has brought so many incredible ideas to help us honor these educational mentors and his passion for giving back to the community perfectly aligns with our mission for this initiative.”

To enter, students in grades K-12 will have the opportunity to nominate a person who has been influential to their education this past year. By submitting a short essay, students can explain why their nominee deserves this special recognition for how they have demonstrated their commitment to the student and helped them reach their educational goals.

“I’m a strong believer that education is the key to a bright future as it helps you discover your passions from a young age and shapes your life into one you truly enjoy,” said Maxey. “I’m overjoyed to be helping Stroehmann encourage young people to step up and say thank you. This contest is the ultimate expression of gratitude – not just to our teachers, but to our mentors, our counselors, our role models and our schools.”

Three winners chosen during the contest – and those who nominated them – will receive a 45-minute virtual meet and greet with Maxey, a 76ers gift bag with assorted team merchandise and a No. 0 jersey signed by Maxey himself. The winners will also receive tickets to a future 76ers game and a donation of $3,000 to be used for books at a school of their choice.

The entry form is open through Feb. 15, 2022. To nominate a King or Queen of the Classroom and for the contest’s official rules, click here to visit the 76ers website.

About Bimbo Bakeries USA 
Stroehmann is an iconic brand of Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU), is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of 20,000 U.S. associates operates more than 50 manufacturing locations in the United States. Over 11,000 distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann’s®, Freihofer’s®, Heiner’s™, Marinela®, Mrs Baird’s®, Nature’s Harvest®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas’®, and Tia Rosa®. BBU is a part of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries.