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Contest encourages kids to write about money, win Twins prizes

Attention all Minnesota kids in grades 3-5: As Financial Literacy Month continues, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Minnesota Twins mascot TC the Bear kicked off a statewide financial literacy essay contest. All Minnesota kids in grades 3-5...

Attention all Minnesota kids in grades 3-5: As Financial Literacy Month continues, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Minnesota Twins mascot TC the Bear kicked off a statewide financial literacy essay contest. All Minnesota kids in grades 3-5 are encouraged to participate.

The essay contest, called Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy Month, is sponsored by Governor Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and the Minnesota Twins. Kids interested in participating in the contest should submit a 300 word essay in response to this question:

If you were 100 years old, what three things would you tell your grandchildren to do to make smart financial decisions for their future?

The winner of the essay contest will:

1. Receive four free tickets to a Minnesota Twins baseball game at Target Field;

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2. Get baseball memorabilia signed by Minnesota Twins baseball players; and

3. Be recognized on the big screen during the baseball game

Responses are due no later than Tuesday, April 30. Send essays to Julia Miller at julia.miller@state.mn.us or by mail at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 Seventh Place East, Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN 55101.

Teachers, parents, librarians, and community leaders: Print out an official essay contest flier for distribution at your school, local libraries, community centers, restaurants, etc.

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