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Treasurer Lynn Fitch and College Savings Mississippi Hosting College Savings Shootout at 2018 MHSAA Basketball Championship Games

Jackson, MS. Treasurer Lynn Fitch and College Savings Mississippi are excited to announce the fourth annual College Savings Mississippi Savings Shootout to be held during the 2018 Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) State Basketball Tournament at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson on March 8-10, 2018.

“I am excited to continue our partnership with the MHSAA. This event is just one of the many ways we engage our community and encourage Mississippi families to start saving for education expenses,” said Treasurer Fitch. “And, for our winners, it gives them a jumpstart on saving for their future.”

College Savings Mississippi will host a Savings Shootout during halftime at each of the twelve championship games throughout the weekend. Two contestants will be randomly chosen from entrants to participate at each game. Each participant will have 60 seconds to shoot as many free-throws as possible and the contestant with the highest number of shots made will win a $529 Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarship. Participants must be Mississippi residents and must be able to shoot a free throw at MHSAA regulation goal height.

We are looking forward to awarding twelve $529 MACS scholarships during this year’s State Basketball Championships,” Treasurer Fitch continued. “College Savings Mississippi has always been a great tool to help stretch your savings dollar and reach your dreams.  Now that you can use MACS for K-12 tuition as well, it’s an even better tool for Mississippi families.  Since we started these promotions a few years ago, we’ve awarded over $125,000 in scholarships.  This is money that makes a real difference to families looking for ways to make higher education a reality.”

College Savings Mississippi is a division of the State Treasurer’s Office and operates the two State-sponsored 529 college savings plans, MACS and MPACT (Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition).  For more information about these plans and for official contest rules and registration information, visit http://www.treasurerlynnfitch.ms.gov/collegesavingsmississippi/Pages/default.aspx.

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