For Immediate Release:
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. 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:
If you were 100 years old, what three things would you tell your grandchildren to do to make smart financial decisions for their future?
The winner of the essay contest will:
Members of the press: Contact Anne O’Connor at the Minnesota Department of Commerce with any questions about the essay contest. Anne can be reached by phone at (651) 296-5140 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.