Lions’ Matthew Stafford Promotes Financial Football (Misc News: May 9, 2012)
No, the Detroit Lions did not sneak in and win a Super Bowl while you were sleeping. Even though the Lions haven’t won the big game, quarterback Stafford is visiting the White House, as well as the Pentagon, on Thursday.
According to The Detroit News, Stafford is taking part in the Financial Capability and Empowerment Summit at the White House to promote Financial Football, an educational video game sponsored by Visa and the National Football League and supported by the Jump$tart Coalition. He will be accompanied by U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Twp., who is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.
During his visit at the Pentagon, Stafford will visit Navy FCU.
Stafford has reasons to learn about finances himself. He signed a six-year $41.8 million contract with the Lions in 2009 that can be worth up to $72 million with bonuses.
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Jump$tart Michigan is supported by MCUL & Affiliates and Michigan credit unions. The game is another tool credit unions can use to teach about financial matters.