SWACHA and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas Announce The Second Annual “The Art of Saving” Contest

Dallas, TX, January 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Dallas-based SWACHA, one of the largest not-for-profit regional electronic payment associations in the country, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas today announces the second annual “The Art of Saving” art contest.

SWACHA sponsors the contest as part of its participation in America Saves Week, a nationwide campaign held annually to encourage Americans to adopt good savings behaviors. Children who attend any of the 13 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas can enter the contest by creating artwork which illustrates what saving money means to them. Participants will compete in two age categories: ages 8 years to 10 years and ages 11 years to 13 years. All entries must be turned in to Boys & Girls Clubs by February 8, 2013.

SWACHA will award first place winners in each division 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.

“Creating good money habits in children is one of the essential building blocks to helping them be successful in life,” said Dennis Simmons, AAP, president and CEO of SWACHA. “It is important to reach children at a young age to instill a life-long understanding of how important it is to be responsible with money.

“This is our second year to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Great Dallas on this contest. It is an honor to work with an organization which makes such an incredible impact on the lives of so many children in our community. It’s a partnership that we look forward to continuing for many years,” added Simmons.

“Financial responsibility is a crucial step in becoming productive citizens,” said Charles English, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. “We are thrilled to be involved for the second year in The Art of Savings contest, and we are committed to working with SWACHA to promote this positive message to the hundreds of children who walk through our doors every day.”

For complete contest rules or additional information, visit any Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas location or go www.swacha.org/resources/industry_news.cfm.

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:

Web: www.swacha.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bringingpaymentstogether
Twitter: @SWACHA

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.
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