Savannah State Awarded $6,000 for Budgetball Initiative


Savannah State University (SSU) has been awarded $6,000 to participate in the Budgetball Civic Engagement Initiative, which is designed to help young adults take charge of their financial futures.

The funds will be used to support a Budgetball Scholarship, help implement a Budgetball tournament and other related

activities.

Budgetball is an innovative sport that combines fiscal strategy and physical play. The game involves competitive play that highlights relationships between debt, savings, interest and taxes. Budgetball gives players experience in managing assets that applies to balance sheets of any size.

The Budgetball Initiative will run throughout the 2009-2010 school year.

Savannah State’s Budgetball Tournament will be held March 26 at 6 p.m. in the Wiley-Wilcox Gym, followed by a game of Budgetball Jeopardy with fraternities and sororities on campus.

Student participants may sign up in Room 246 of the King-Frazier Student Center.

More information about the tournament is available at www.budgetball.org; then, click on the following: About Budgetball ~ Current Initiatives ~ The HBCU Budgetball Civic Engagement ~ Savannah State University.

Savannah State is one of 10 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) selected by the National Academy of Public Administration to participate in the initiative.

The National Academy and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) partnered to launch the Budgetball Initiative, which will help participants gain a better understanding of the issues regarding the fiscal responsibility and empower them to participate in conversations about issues that will impact their financial health.

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is on the move to become the best value-added university in the nation.

The university’s approximately 3,800 students are enrolled in 23 undergraduate degree majors and five graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology.


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