Credit unions from Alabama, Florida and Georgia are being asked to rally high school students to take part in the 2020 LSCU Financial Fitness Tournament. Teams must be selected by Feb. 17 for local chapters to begin competitions March 1-30. Winners of those bouts will go on for online competitions among Chapter Champions, April 1-30, until the Top 5 teams are determined. Those teams will be selected to go to the final live championship in June during the Southeastern Credit Union Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL.
“This is an exciting competition for high school students and for chapters to compete and to share the message of the importance of financial education,” said Juli Lewis, director of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation. “Besides bragging rights, the chapter, YPG or credit union represented by the winning team will take home the coveted LSCU Financial Fitness Tournament trophy. That’s definitely incentive to get your credit union involved.”
YPGs, chapters, individual credit unions, chambers or other approved organizations may register a team of up to three high school students with a $250 sponsorship. Multiple teams within classes may be sponsored for $1,000. You don’t want to miss this tournament, showcasing the financial knowledge of high school students around the states. The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation will help to coordinate, supply the materials and help your team succeed.
The sooner you get your teams together, the more time they have to study but it’s time to take the first step to kickoff your commitment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enhancements for 2020:
- Three states compete
- Regional prizes as well as championship prizes
- Top 5 teams get to compete in Orlando
Now-Feb. 17: Registration
March 1- March 30: Local competitions (for chapters with more than one team, to determine the team that will represent the chapter). The specific competition date will be coordinated between the chapter president or CU sponsor and SECUF Director Juli Lewis.
April 1-April 30: On-line competitions among Chapter Champion Teams to determine the Top 5 teams
June 2020: Final LIVE competition among Top 5 teams
Travel and hotel expenses will be paid for the Top 5 teams in final competition, including students, a chaperone and a coach. They will stay at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. For details, email email@example.com.