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Minnesota Twins Team Up with Commerce Department to Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy

April 05, 2013

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:

  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 Tuesday, April 30. Send essays to Julia Miller at or by mail at the 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 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