ST. PAUL, MN – Attention all Minnesota Kids in Grades 3-5. As Financial Literacy Month continues, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Minnesota Twins mascot TC the Bear kicked off a statewide financial literacy essay contest today. The contest was announced during a school-wide assembly at Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet Elementary School in Saint Paul. ALL Minnesota kids in grades 3-5 are encouraged to participate.
The essay contest, called Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy Month, is sponsored by Governor Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and the Minnesota Twins. Kids interested in participating in the contest should submit a 300 word essay in response to this question:
What three steps can you take this month to make smart decisions with your money?
The winner of the essay contest will:
1. Receive four free tickets to a Minnesota Twins baseball game at Target Field;
2. Get baseball memorabilia signed by Minnesota Twins baseball players; and
3. Be recognized on the big screen during the baseball game
Responses are due no later than Monday, April 30. Send essays to Anne O'Connor at email@example.com or by mail to Anne O'Connor, Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 Seventh Place East, Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN 55101.
Teachers, parents, librarians, and community leaders: Print out an official essay contest flier for distribution at your school, local libraries, community centers, restaurants, etc.
Members of the press: Contact Matt Swenson at the Minnesota Department of Commerce with any questions about the essay contest. Matt can be reached by phone at (651) 296-6485 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.