Pay Your Family First
April 9, 2014
For immediate release
Contact: Angela Totman
It’s Game Time! ASU hosts Innovative Financial Literacy Program and Matches Scholarship Dollars to Winners
Paradise Valley/Phoenix, AZ – Pay Your Family First (PYFF), in cooperation with the Foundation for Youth Empowerment and Leadership Development will hold the third annual ThriveTime Challenge’s state championship at Arizona State University West Campus in Phoenix on April 17th from 5-9 p.m.
The event will be held at ASU’s Sun Devil Fitness Complex with appearances by local celebrities and guests. The event is being emceed by Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen, MaddieRose Holler and includes a red carpet, prize drawings and scholarships to be awarded to winners.
During the championship, participants will compete in a three round, single elimination tournament of the award winning ThriveTime for Teens board game, created by international financial literacy expert Sharon Lechter, teaching vital time and money management skills. The first player to “Thrive,” or win, at each table will advance to the second and third rounds. Scholarship recipients will be the winners of the final championship round.
PYFF’s CEO and acclaimed author, Sharon Lechter, is on a mission to promote financial education.
All students are provided great resources to take home and each of the three winners will earn a $1,000 donation for the school or youth organization they represent. Participating high schools and organizations are also eligible to receive financial literacy curriculum at no cost.
“Everyone attending is a winner,” says Lechter. “We are thrilled to be partnering with ASU in our third year of this program, continuing to impact Arizona students and support high schools across the state in meeting financial education requirements. A community collaboration, the ThriveTime Challenge brings corporate, personal and private sector champions together to address the pressing need for financial literacy education for Arizona’s teens. ”
The 1st place winner will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the ThriveTime Challenge program with second and third place each receiving $2,500. As the tournament sponsor, ASU is generously matching all three scholarships.
“We are excited to be hosting the ThriveTime Challenge at our ASU West campus for the second year,” said Beatriz Rendon, Associate Vice President, Education Outreach and Student Services, Arizona State University. “Teaching students about financial literacy through this competition is a great way for students to learn money management skills and important college savings’ strategies.”
For the third year in a row Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey is expected to attend the State Tournament in April 2014. “Arizona is very fortunate to have ThriveTime be so active in our local schools and communities,” added Ducey. “Educating today’s youth and their families on real world financial issues is the best first step to a prosperous future.”
“The ThriveTime Challenge is such an awesome way for students to get together and learn real world financial skills in a fun, interactive and meaningful way,” said Nick Rodriguez, Founder of the Foundation for Youth Empowerment and Leadership Development organization. “It’s an honor and privilege for our Foundation to partner with the Thrive Time Challenge Initiative and we’ll continue to do our part to make sure the initiative continues to grow”.
Arizona high schools interested in hosting a ThriveTime Scholarship Challenge, or organizations interested in empowering the next generation of superstars by sponsoring the events, should contact Angela Totman at Pay Your Family First: email@example.com.
For information regarding the ThriveTime Scholarship Challenge, please call 480-607-1940 or visit: www.thrivetimechallenge.com.