BETHESDA, Md. Navy FCU teamed with Washington Redskins’ stars London Fletcher and Alfred Morris and Visa to showcase a free educational video game and classroom curriculum called “Financial Football” at the Navy Exchange here yesterday.
James Horner, manager of Navy Federal’s new branch here, Fletcher and Morris all rolled up their sleeves and led attendees in a high-energy game of Financial Football.
The centerpiece of Visa’s nationwide educational initiative with the NFL and NFL PLAYERS, Financial Football helps kids and adults tackle their financial futures. The game is accompanied by a classroom curriculum.
“Consumers of all ages need to learn to make smart money management decisions early in life,” said Redskins linebacker London Fletcher. “You would not get on the field without a game plan. You need to plan your finances the same way.”
“It does not matter whether you make minimum wage or millions,” added Redskins running back Alfred Morris. “If you do not learn to budget, save, invest and pay bills on time, the consequences can be devastating.”
Available online, at www.practicalmoneyskills.com/football, Financial Football puts players’ fiscal knowledge to the test in an online simulation game environment by combining the structure and rules of the NFL with financial education questions of varying difficulty.
Visa has released the game as a free iPhone app on iTunes, along with an optimized HD iPad version.
This event is part of a national educational campaign with Visa, the NFL and NFL PLAYERS, now in its seventh season. Since 2006, Visa has reached agreements with 35 states and the District of Columbia to distribute Financial Football to every high school and middle school in those states.