Jump$tart Your Money Week

April 19-25 is Jump$tart Your Money (JYM) Week, a statewide, coordinated effort of the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition to raise awareness of financial education issues in Oklahoma. In honor of JYM Week and Financial Literacy Month, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition is hosting some exciting events that could earn participants big cash prizes. To learn more about each of these events, visit the Jump$tart Your Money Week page at www.oklahomajumpstart.org.

Help us spread the word about these fun opportunities by promoting this to your staff, students, clients and anyone else you know who'd like to win a little money. The Financial Freedom video contest is great for those creative individuals who are interested in journalism, graphic design, video production, marketing and social media. The OKC Dollar Dash is ideal for anyone who's willing to participate in a fun-filled scavenger hunt throughout downtown Oklahoma City.

Financial Freedom Video Contest

Financial Freedom, Next Exit!What does "financial freedom" mean to you? Tell us in a 30 seconds video and you could win a fabulous prize. Funny, serious, off-the-wall; we'll take them all! Videos will be accepted through April 18th with voting taking place during Jump$tart Your Money Week (April 19-25). Winning videos will be chosen by popular vote through Oklahoma Jump$tart's Facebook page.

A $300 Grand Prize will be awarded to the winner of each age group:

  • 13-18
  • 18-24
  • 25 and over

Entrants may submit a contest entry individually or as a group, but it will be up to the group to divide any prize winnings among participants. To learn more (official rules, regs, etc.), click here!

OKC Dollar Dash

Saturday, April 25, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition is inviting participants to go on a mad-dash to find $500, $250 and $100 hidden somewhere in downtown Oklahoma City. This fun-filled scavenger hunt is open to all Oklahomans 18 years and older who have access to an active Facebook account and a camera enabled smartphone.

Registration for the OKC Dollar Dash will begin at 8 a.m. at the Centennial Land Run Monument (located along the south end of the Bricktown Canal just southwest of Bass Pro Shop; take West Reno to Centennial Avenue). The race will begin at 9 a.m. Participants will be divided into three groups and given clues based on their assigned route. Each crafty clue will lead participants to a task. Once the task is complete, players will upload photo proof to Facebook using the hashtag #OKCDollarDash. After players reach the official check points and show proof that they've completed the task, they'll be given the next clue to continue the race. Those who crack the clues, complete the tasks and arrive at the checkpoints the fastest will win Oklahoma Jump$tart's cash!

Angela Caddell
Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications
P.O. Box 3000
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-3000

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