Visa was a proud sponsor of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s fifth annual Redskins Back-to-School Fair on Friday, August 23, 2019 at FedExField in Landover, MD. At Visa’s Practical Money Skills booth, about 700 1st through 5th graders participated in Financial Football and Peter Pig’s Money Counter game demonstrations. They also took home free copies of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket’s Powerful Plan comic; which Visa developed in partnership with Marvel Entertainment, and the Your Money, Your Future workbook; as well as pencils and calculators.
Participating sponsors for this year’s fair provided students with free supplies and services, including school essentials and backpacks, new books, dental exams, vision screenings, haircuts, after school programs and family resources. The Visa employees who engaged with students are part of the Visa Volunteers program, a global initiative for the company.
Current and former Redskins players made appearances at the event including alumni Josh Morgan, Ricky Ervins, Ken Jenkins and Stephon Heyer. Current players who met with Washington Metropolitan Area students included Adrian Peterson, Austin Maloata, Jerald Foster and JoJo McIntosh.
A young student visited Visa’s booth to play Financial Football and pick up some free comics.
Visa’s employee volunteers met with students, parents and guardians to showcase free apps, workbooks and comics.
Financial Football and Peter Pig’s Money Counter were popular with the young attendees aged 6 to 11-years-old.
Visa distributed free workbooks, comics and app cards to about 700 students attending the back-to-school fair at FedExField.