WA Treasurer McIntire, Jump$tart, and Sounders FC's Weber Partner to Showcase Financial Soccer
Attacking head on the issue of financial literacy among teens, Treasurer James L. McIntire joined Sounders FC Andrew Weber, Visa Inc. and members of Jump$tart to showcase Financial Soccer at Foster Sr. High School. The event is part of a statewide effort to improve teens' money management skills statewide with Visa's free, FIFA World Cup™ branded educational video game.
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Visa Introduces New Financial Football Workbook in South Africa
Visa South Africa released new instructional material in a 180-page booklet complementing the innovative Financial Football (known as Financial Soccer in the U.S.) video game, which tests learners' knowledge of the information in a fun, interactive way. "The intention is that the game will provide the added motivation to study the content," said Visa South Africa Country Manager Mandy Lamb.
Miami Students Learn How to Score Financial Goals at CHCI Event Playing Financial Soccer
Visa showcased Financial Soccer, a FIFA World Cup™ branded educational video game, to 350 Miami area students at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) Ready to Lead event on May 14. The teens from the Miami area were taking part in CHCI's Ready to Lead Program gathered to hear about the importance of wise money management.
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Financial Soccer Works Teaching Kids Money Lessons
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine Editor Janet Bodnar recently played a lively game of Financial Soccer with Chicago area students after serving as a moderator at the 2011 Financial Literacy and Education Summit. Visa developed the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ branded educational video game designed to teach money. Bodnar participated as a "lifeline" expert for two battling student teams from Illinois' Hinsdale South High School. Read more.
Soccer Stars McBride and Jones Help U.S. Rep. Biggert Kick Off Financial Soccer with Chicago Teens
Soccer legends Brian McBride and Cobi Jones helped U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, Ariel Investments' Founder and Chief Investment Officer John W. Rogers, Jr., and Visa Inc.'s Chief Financial Officer Byron Pollitt to kick off Money Smart Week today by playing Financial Soccer. This all-star team of soccer and financial experts showcased an effort to improve the money management skills of Chicago area teenagers by playing a lively game of Financial Soccer, an interactive FIFA World Cup™ branded video game that combines the world's most popular sport with financial literacy curriculum. Read more.
Soccer Legend Claudio Suarez Teaches Students How to Score Goals with Financial Soccer
Visa Inc. and soccer legend Claudio Suarez showcased a FIFA World Cup™ branded educational video game to a large group of Phoenix area Hispanic students on February 12 at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) Ready to Lead event. Play the game.
Financial Soccer Continues International Rollout in Belarus
Belarus is the latest of over 30 countries to launch Financial Soccer, Visa's FIFA World Cup™ branded educational video game. The game, known as Financial Football outside of the U.S., was unveiled at Belarus State University. Steven Parker, General Director of Visa Russia, CIS and SEE; and Igor Kovalev, Regional Manager of Visa in Belarus, challenged two teams of journalists and students to play the game. Play the game.