Local Celebrities to Judge the 2013 "Art of Saving" Contest Hosted by SWACHA and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Dallas, TX, February 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Two local celebrities have teamed up with SWACHA, one of the largest not-for-profit regional electronic payment associations in the country, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas as a judge of the second annual “Art of Saving” contest. Kellie Rasberry, radio co-host of the Kidd Kraddick Show on KISS FM and part of the nationally syndicated "Dish Nation" seen locally on Fox 4; and Pamela Yip, a widely-read financial reporter for the Dallas Morning News, will be selecting the contest’s finalists.
Children who attend any of the 13 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas created artwork which illustrated what saving money means to them. Winners of the contest will receive a total of $700 in savings accounts.
“We are so grateful that these celebrities would take time out of their busy schedules to help us demonstrate how imperative it is for children to learn good savings habits at a young age,” said Dennis Simmons, AAP, president and CEO of SWACHA.
SWACHA sponsors the contest as part of America Saves Week, a nationwide campaign held annually to encourage Americans to adopt good savings behaviors.
SWACHA will award first place winners in each age division – ages 8 years to 10 years and ages 11 years to 13 years – a $200 savings account, second place a $100 savings account, and third place a $50 savings account. Winners will be announced during America Saves Week at a special awards ceremony on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
SWACHA-The Electronic Payments Resource®, is one of the largest not-for-profit regional payments associations in the country with approximately 1,100 members across the Southwest. SWACHA is the resource of choice for financial institutions and corporations in the areas of education, training, payments system risks and knowledge about electronic payments. For more information visit:
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, thousands of boys and girls from low-income neighborhoods benefit from the building-centered programs and services designed specifically for them at 13 local Clubs. The programs offered provide strong moral guidance, positive role models and life-changing educational programs designed to save kids from lives of crime and failure.