Financial Football Gets Brees Seal of Approval

September 13, 2010 -

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Visa have teamed up to create the sequel to a NFL-themed financial education video game.

Entitled Financial Football 2.0, the game uses a football format and forces players to answer multiple choice financial management questions of varying degrees of difficulty to advance the football. The game has three settings for Rookie (ages 11-14), Pro (ages 14-18) and Hall of Fame (ages 18+). Players can choose from 42 offensive plays, including run or pass options. There are also defensive plays, where players must answer a defensive financial question to stop the opponent.

According to a press release:

"It would have been great to learn more about personal finance when I was in school," said Brees, the Super Bowl XLIV MVP. "I've enjoyed working with Visa to help create and launch Financial Football, providing today's students with the opportunity to learn about the financial world in ways that were never available to me when I was younger." 

The program will be distributed to schools in 26 states, but is also available for play online for free.

(Thanks Gamepro)

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