A life insurer is joining with a football team to try to improve education in its community.

Symetra Life Insurance Company, Bellevue, Wash., has sponsored the 2007-2008 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program.

The program will select 24 Seattle Public School teachers for recognition on the field at Seattle Seahawks football games.

Symetra plans to contribute about $45,000 to the award winning teachers to help them pay for books and supplies, the company says.