MA. State Treasurer Backs Celebrity Calamity Tournament

September 14, 2010 -

Massachusetts State Treasurer (and gubernatorial candidate) Tim Cahill, and the Doorways to Dreams Fund, have teamed up for the Celebrity Calamity video game tournament. The Celebrity Calamity tournament is a statewide financial entertainment game competition for residents of the Bay State.

Celebrity Calamity is a casual game that teaches financial literacy. Players become the business manager for three celebrities (an actor, an athlete, and a musician) who spend beyond their means. Players must effectively use a bank account, debit card, and credit card to be successful as well.

During the tournament, players earn points that qualify them for a chance to win gift cards being given away weekly. The highest scoring player during the tournament period (September 1 - 30) receives an Apple iPad and recognition on October 9 at the Boston Money Conference.

The Financial Education Department, a program of the State Treasurer's office, funds the tournament. Treasurer Cahill oversees the Treasury's Financial Education Department, which sponsors a variety of activities related to financial literacy in the state.

The non-profit D2D Fund is a national organization whose mission statement is to expand access to financial services for financially vulnerable families.

You can sign up at www.masscontest.financialentertainment.org. You have to be a resident of Massachusetts to enter the tournament.


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Re: MA. State Treasurer Backs Celebrity Calamity Tournament

Bah! If they don't give me a clue by four to knock some sense into them, then there goes my strategy.

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