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Financial Literacy for Everyone

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October 17, 2018, Rutherford, NJ — Visa launched a new and improved version of the Financial Football video game for the 2018–2019 NFL season at MetLife Stadium with NFL stars Eli Manning and Saquon Barkley from the NY Giants. Over 100 students from The Business of Sports School and the Frederick Douglass Academy in New York, along with a dozen Visa employee volunteers, participated in the event.

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Students from New York Business of Sports School and the Frederick Douglass Academy celebrate after playing Financial Football with NY Giants stars Eli Manning and Saquon Barkley.

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Lining up on the 50 yard line of MetLife Stadium teens from the Frederick Douglass Academy and New York Business of Sports School took a team photo with NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning and running back Saquon Barkley.

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Saquon Barkley talks about the importance of saving at an early age as students listen during a pre-game talk.

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NY Giants running back Saquon coaching NYC teens playing Financial Football as they shout out answers to a question in the trivia-based video game developed by Visa and the NFL.

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NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning coaches a team of students as they wait to hear the outcome of an answer to a Financial Football game question.

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Students ponder the correct answer for a Financial Football question while “coach” Saquon Barkley stands by.

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And the answer is...CORRECT! Saquon Barkley’s students celebrate after answering a question correctly.

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Visa’s Hugh Norton, Senior Director, Enterprise Development Lead, emceed the game asking students to answer questions to advance down the field. 

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Testing their skills playing Financial Football, Eli Manning and Saquon Barkley move the ball down the field via the free app for iOS and Android tablets and devices.

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The Giants stars Saquon Barkley and Eli Manning posed on stage with students following a close 7-6 final score playing Financial Football.

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Students from NYC high schools head to the post-Financial Football game skills test with the NFL players.

Following the the narrow 7-6 by Manning’s team, he and Barkley engaged with the students one-on-one in a series of skills and drills activities on the mini-field. The players asked students to answer personal finance questions in order to participate in the activities, which included quick feet, quarterback toss and field goal kicking.

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The New York Giants players coached high school students in an action-packed live game of Financial Football, while Visa’s Hugh Norton and Doug Leighton emceed the event and acted as a “lifeline” for the kids if they were stumped on a question. Students rushed the stage to join the NFL stars and answer finance-related questions to advance down the field and score.

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Students wrapped up a lively event by taking a group photo on the field in MetLife Stadium.

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Visa employees volunteered at the Financial Football launch event at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.