SWACHA and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas Announce the Winners of the "Art of Saving" Contest

Dallas, TX, March 01, 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 announce the winners of the “Art of Saving” America Saves Week Art Contest.

Six winners were selected from more than 50 entries from throughout the Dallas Metroplex who had to make it through a series of judges including SWACHA members, Former Dallas Cowboy and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Emmitt Smith, Kellie Rasberry, radio co-host of the Kidd Kraddick Show on KISS FM, and Pamela Yip, a financial reporter for the Dallas Morning News, and through a popular vote via Facebook.

Winners from the 2013 “Art of Saving” America Saves Week Art Contest include:

Ages 8 – 10:
1st place – Estefany Hernandez, Maple Lawn
2nd place - Jonathan Serrano, Maple Lawn
3rd place - Lizette Hernandez/America Chavez, Wellington

Ages 11 – 13:
1st place - Vondale Robinson, Oak Cliff
2nd place - Esmerelda Arrellano, Maple Lawn
3rd place - Monica Whitaker, East Dallas

The winning artwork will be unveiled during a ceremony at 6 p.m., Feb. 28 at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas corporate office at 4816 Worth St. The top three winners in each age category will be awarded the following prizes: first place winners receive a $200 savings account, second place winners receive a $100 savings account, and third places winners receive a $50 savings account.

“SWACHA’s partnership with Boys & Girls Club on the art contest fits perfectly with their mission to educate children to become productive individuals, and our mission to instill healthy financial habits at a young age which is a crucial component of future stability,” said Dennis Simmons, AAP, president and CEO of SWACHA.

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 14 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.

About America Saves Week
America Saves Week is a nationwide campaign which offers an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Typically, over 2,000 organizations participate in the Week reaching millions of people.
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