Soccer-themed game helps kids with financial goals

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22 2014 2:15 a.m. MST

Real Salt Lake player Sebastian Velasquez reacts with his team of high school students as they play the new Financial Soccer game at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Students got a kick out of learning about money along with a player and coach from Real Salt Lake.

Utah Treasurer Richard Ellis, and Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar and midfielder Sebastian Velasquez joined Visa Inc. to announce the launch of Financial Soccer 2014, a free, FIFA World Cup-themed educational video game designed to teach students and adults the fundamentals of personal finance.

They announced a nationwide effort led by Utah to improve the money management skills of high school and middle school students.

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