This hockey season, the Sound Tigers have teamed up with Citizens Bank and Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut to support Saves for Financial Education – a new program designed to provide local Bridgeport students the skills they need to budget, save and plan for the road ahead.
In hockey, saving and achieving goals are critical to success. In life, it’s no different and that’s why the Saves for Financial Education program is a huge win for local youth!
We understand money doesn’t come with instructions so the Sound Tigers players and our mascot Storm will join Citizens Bank and Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut visiting classrooms and students throughout Bridgeport to teach the basics of money management. Classrooms of students will have the opportunity to attend a financial literacy-themed presentation, meet a Sound Tigers player and Storm, as well as to receive a certificate of achievement.
Plus, thanks to the generosity of Citizens Bank and its Citizens Helping Citizens Teach Money Management program, each time our goalies make a save this season, $5 will be donated to Junior Achievement programs in Western Connecticut! Focusing on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, Junior Achievement bridges the gap between school and the real world, showing students the direct relationship between educational achievement and earning capability. In Greater Bridgeport alone, Junior Achievement programs have impacted more than 10,000 students.
You can learn more about Saves for Financial Education at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers School Series game. Citizens Bank colleagues and Storm will be on-hand to answer questions, as well as to distribute financial tips and fun giveaways to young fans.Bridgeport Sound Tigers Spring Fun 102 School Series Game
Date: Tuesday, April 1st
Webster Bank Arena
600 Main Street
Game Frame: 11:00 a.m.
To learn how you can volunteer your time and empower area youth, please visit www.jawct.org or contact Rachel Mitchell, Sr. Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-382-0180, ext. 11.