Two Oklahoma City educators have been named the 2023 Phillips 66® Live to the Full Heroes honorees and will be recognized during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships this week. Since 2018, the Phillips 66 Live to the Full Heroes program has honored people who have gone above and beyond to serve their communities by helping to further their programs and efforts.

As part of this initiative, Phillips 66 teamed up with DonorsChoose to donate $100,000 to fund a 2x match to community donations for teachers in Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, and Oklahoma CityOklahoma, metro-area schools. Two incredible Oklahoma City teachers ­— Brielle Thierry from Millwood Elementary School and Victor Macias from Santa Fe South Middle School — will be honored at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championships on Friday, March 10, and receive an additional $6,600 donation to support their schools and classrooms.

“Teachers’ importance in our society and the importance of lending them our support can’t be overstated,” says John Field, manager of brand marketing at Phillips 66. “We are proud to shine a light on teachers through the Live to the Full Heroes program and offer them our support so they can continue making an impact in the lives of their students and in turn, their communities.”

To contribute to a local teacher’s project in Kansas CityOklahoma City, Lubbock or Amarillo metro-area schools, visit to make a donation. Teachers in those cities are also welcome to add projects for funding at

The Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship is the longest-running collegiate relationship in history. As part of the relationship, Phillips 66 also makes an annual donation of $66,000 to the Big 12 Conference Classroom Champions Program.