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Minnesota Twins teaming up with Commerce Department in statewide financial literacy essay contest

April 03, 2012

 


SAINT PAUL, MN – As Financial Literacy Month continues, Commissioner Mike Rothman and Minnesota Twins mascot TC the Bear will kick off a statewide financial literacy essay contest on Wednesday, April 4 during a school-wide assembly at Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet Elementary School in Saint Paul.

The essay contest, called Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy Month , is sponsored by the Commerce Department and the Minnesota Twins. The contest will run through the end of April. Details about the contest, including prizes offered, will be made public AFTER THE EVENT on Wednesday and on the Commerce website.

In addition to announcing the essay contest, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and TC the Bear will read Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday to Mrs. Sylvia Peters’ 3rd grade class, and discuss what lessons Alexander learned about spending and saving in the book. Rothman and TC will then hold a school-wide assembly to discuss the importance of learning strong personal finance skills at a young age.


WHO
Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman
Minnesota Twins mascot TC the Bear
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet Elementary School

WHAT
Statewide financial literacy essay contest kickoff
School-wide financial literacy student assembly
Classroom reading of Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

WHEN
Wednesday, April 4
9:30am – 10:30am

WHERE
Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet Elementary School
1575 L'Orient Street
St. Paul, MN 55117