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Mark Ingram signs on for Financial Football

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2009 Heisman winner Mark Ingram joins Alabama Treasurer Young Boozer join with Calera High School students for some Financial Football. 2009 Heisman winner Mark Ingram joins Alabama Treasurer Young Boozer join with Calera High School students for some Financial Football.
CALERA, AL (WSFA) -

It's time to play a little Financial Football. Mark Ingram, the former Crimson Tide running back and current New Orleans Saint football player, is teaming up with Regions Bank, Visa and Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer to help improve financial literacy among Alabama's teens.

"Students need to learn to make smart money management decisions early in life," Ingram said. "It takes the combined efforts of parents, teachers and mentors within the community to give teenagers a strong background in personal finance."

Financial Football is a free educational video game and classroom curriculum that will be shared statewide. It will focus on teaching middle and high school students essential money management skills.

Treasurer Boozer's office will be responsible for distributing the program and Regions Bank and Visa will work with his office to share financial information and skills with students.

The campaign kicked off at Calera High School as Ingram and Treasurer Boozer led teams of students in the online game, which also combines the structure and rules of the NFL with financial concepts.

Players gain yards and score points by correctly answering questions of varying difficulty.

Financial Football is available online at www.treasury.alabama.gov as well as through a free iPhone and iPad app.

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