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September 20th, 2010

New Football Video Game Encourages Financial Literacy

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As part of an ongoing global financial literacy effort, Visa Inc. has joined with New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees to launch Financial Football 2.0, an NFL-themed educational video game.

This free game has been developed with help from Brees himself, who created a variety of personal finance questions and appears on the cover.

Visa’s Financial Football is a game that combines the structure and rules of the NFL with financial education questions of varying difficulty to create an innovative approach for helping children and adults learn about money management.

“It would have been great to learn more about personal finance when I was in school,” said Brees, the Super Bowl XLIV MVP.

 

This engaging, fast-paced game also includes companion classroom lesson modules for teachers who want to expand and reinforce greater financial learning for students. The four modules, each designed for a standard class period, cover skills and information that are vital to students’ futures.

“We share Drew Brees’ deep commitment to promoting financial literacy, and we are pleased to be working with him to reinvent the Financial Football video game,” said Jason Alderman, Sr. Director of Financial Education, Visa Inc.

“It is critical, especially in today’s challenging economic environment, that everyone have access to the tools and resources they need to make informed financial decisions.”

Financial Football is the latest version of the popular financial literacy video game created by Visa and the NFL in 2005. Since then, Visa has partnered with 26 state governments to distribute free copies of Financial Football to every high school in those states.

The new release is available in English or Spanish and can be played online or ordered at no cost at www.practicalmoneyskills.com/football. Visa also released the game as a free iPhone app on iTunes, along with an optimized HD iPad version.


About the Author

Ashley Precia
Ashley Precia is a young professional striving to make her mark in the media industry. Holding a degree in Mass Media Arts with a professional background in Editorial and Public Relations, she aims to learn and master every aspect of Communications. After all, "The experience you seek is unfolding in every moment. Let life flow as it will, and you move toward your dream" -Ralph Marston




 
 

 
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