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Thursday, March 22, 2012
CCCS of Greater Dallas and PlainsCapital Bank Announce Poster Contest
Texas Students Invited to Enter Artwork Illustrating Financial Literacy and
"Winning the Money Game!"
Dallas - March 22, 2012 - Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS) and PlainsCapital Bank have partnered to host the 2012 financial literacy poster contest for students in Austin, Greater Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock and San Antonio. Elementary (3rd - 5th grade), Middle (6th - 9th grade) and High School (10th - 12th grade) students are invited to submit original artwork illustrating this year's theme, "Winning the Money Game," by the April 17, 2012 deadline.
Citywide winners: $100 savings bond per winner and $100 awarded to student's school
"We are excited to celebrate financial literacy month by partnering with PlainsCapital Bank and hosting a poster contest for Texas students," said Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS of Greater Dallas. "We believe that educating young people about the importance of financial literacy through fun, creative projects like the poster contest helps get the word out about how critical it is to understand and practice smart budgeting and money management."
"We want to challenge students to create a unique poster based on the 'Winning the Money Game' theme," said Jerry L. Schaffner, president and CEO of PlainsCapital Bank. "Financial literacy education is imperative for everyone today, and we look forward to incentivizing students across Texas to learn more by participating in this contest."
Per each city designated in the contest (Austin, Greater Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock and San Antonio), there will be one winner from each category - elementary, middle and high school. From there, a winner from each grade level will be chosen. Following the grade-level designation, an overall contest winner will be chosen.
Official entry forms and contest rules can be found at www.cccs.net/postercontest.
PlainsCapital Bank has provided the following prizes and recognition to the winners:
Grade level winners: $200 savings bond per winner and $200 awarded to student's school
Overall Winner: $500 savings bond and $250 awarded to student's school
All winners will be eligible to schedule a financial literacy and award presentation at their school and the overall winner will be invited to attend an awards presentation at his or her local PlainsCapital Bank branch.
All poster contest entries must be submitted to a CCCS of Greater Dallas location or PlainsCapital Bank branch. To locate your nearest PlainsCapital Bank branch or CCCS location, click here: https://www.plainscapital.com//locations/Pages/index.aspx or www.cccs.net.
Entries may also be mailed to: Attention: Todd Mark, VP of Education, CCCS of Greater Dallas, 8737 King George Drive, Dallas, TX 75235.
About CCCS of Greater Dallas
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, Inc. is a nonprofit, community-based credit counseling and debt management service. Established in 1974, CCCS of Greater Dallas and its affiliate offices provide financial education and counseling to consumers in-person, by phone, or Internet at 17 locations in four states. CCCS of Greater Dallas is a HUD-approved housing counseling multi-state organization and serves as one of seven counseling agencies supporting the 888-995-HOPE Hotline. The agency is also a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the nation's largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling network. To learn more about CCCS of Greater Dallas' free seminars or the agency's services, call 800-249-2227, visit www.cccs.net or become a fan of CCCS of Greater Dallas on Facebook to receive updates on agency events and offerings.
About PlainsCapital Bank
Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank has the strength and stability of $5.7 billion in assets, operates 34 Texas branches and has more than 630 employees providing highly personalized relationship banking through a single point of contact. Offering commercial lending, treasury management, small business banking, private banking, and trust and wealth management services, PlainsCapital Bank empowers responsive, local decision making in each of its major markets: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock and San Antonio. Find more information at PlainsCapital.com.
Source: Dec. 31, 2011 Consolidated Report of Conditions and Income for PlainsCapital Bank