$9,000 in scholarship money up for grabs at Mad City Money

High school juniors and seniors, don’t miss out on the chance to compete for $9,000 in college scholarship money.

Grab your friends and classmates to join 14 Northeast Ohio credit unions for the 2017 Mad City Money competition. It’s Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm at Lakeland Community College. $9,000 in cash scholarships will be awarded to the top 2 team finishers.

What is Mad City Money? It's a team game of smart money management similar to the game, "Life," where students take on the role of an adult in futuristic Mad City. They're given jobs, income, a family and debt.

The challenge? Students will visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, day care, and other wants and needs while building a budget. The team staying closest to, or besting, its collective budget wins.

A grand prize of a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to each member on the winning team. Members of the second place team will each received a $500 scholarship.

Registration is easy. Go to www.madcityneo.com to register your team of up to six. To complete your registration, you'll need to pay a refundable deposit of $20. The team will receive the deposit back on the day of the competition. Checks should be made out to NECUOA and can be dropped off at any of the sponsoring credit unions listed below or mailed to: 2017 Mad City Registration,

c/o Lake County Educational Credit Union, 1595 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, OH 44077.

The participating credit unions are: Eaton Family Credit Union, Cardinal Community Credit Union, L.E.O Credit Union, LCE Federal Credit Union, WES Credit Union, Lake County Educational Federal Credit Union, Taleris Credit Union, Unity Catholic Federal Credit Union, ACME Federal Credit Union, Geauga Credit Union, Painesville Credit Union, Faith Community United Credit Union and the Ohio Credit Union Foundation.

The deadline to register is April 15, 2017.

Have questions? Ask at any of the participating credit unions or send an email to support@madcityneo.com.

Dave Godek

Dave Godek, MBA

Business Development Manager

Eaton Family Credit Union

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