FRISCO (Oct. 24, 2014) — The Texas Legends are proud to announce the return of the Bank 2 Achieve Kid’s Program, an initiative designed to increase financial literacy among children in North Dallas. The program returns for the fifth straight season and is presented by InTouch Credit Union. The program is designed to help kids understand how money works and the importance of smart money management.

We all want our children to leave the nest with good manners, good grades and a healthy respect for their neighbors. However, have you stopped to think about the importance of teaching your children the basics of money management? According to a recent article on CNBC.com, communication about finances in the household is sometimes more of a one-time lecture in high school rather than a process that teaches them how to save and spend responsibly.

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The Texas Legends and InTouch Credit Union have created a fun way to teach kids some basics of how to become financially literate.

“InTouch Credit Union has always put people in the community first” comments Donnie Nelson, General Manager for the Dallas Mavericks and Owner of the Texas Legends. “It’s the InTouch Credit Union DNA to make sure every kid has the opportunity to learn good money management. They continue to invest in the kids in our community and we should all follow their example.”

“InTouch Credit Union enthusiastically helps promote financial literacy throughout our community, but the Bank 2 Achieve program is particularly important to us as it has the ability to help young people avoid common pitfalls that can negatively affect money matters and financial experiences throughout their lifetime. We truly appreciate our wonderful relationship with the Texas Legends, and look forward to our joint effort at making this exciting educational opportunity for kids a great success,” said Kent Lugrand, President and CEO of InTouch Credit Union.

Through the Bank 2 Achieve Program, kids can increase their financial literacy in a fun way by hanging out with Texas Legends Players and receive free tickets to an upcoming game for the entire family!

Below are the dates and locations of this season’s Bank 2 Achieve Programs. Each event is hosted by a local InTouch Credit Union branch and is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Nov. 8, 2014 – Little Elm Branch (2785 E. Eldorado Pkwy., Ste. 100, Little Elm)

Dec. 6, 2014 – World Cup Branch (5858 Main St., Ste. 101, Frisco)

Jan. 17, 2015 – Warren Branch (9151 Warren Pkwy., Frisco)

Feb. 21, 2015 – McDermott Branch (2201 McDermott Rd., Plano)

March 7, 2015 – McKinney Branch (6375 Eldorado Pkwy., McKinney)

For more information on the Bank 2 Achieve Kids Program, visit www.TexLegends.com. Call 214-469-0822 for information.

 

About the Texas Legends

The Texas Legends were founded in 2009 and is the official minor league affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. The team plays at Veracruz Court at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. The Legends are co-owned by Mavericks’ General Manager and President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson and is one of 16 teams in the NBA Development League. The league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Twenty percent of players in the NBA at the start of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs and foundations such as the recently established Legends Cares. For ticket information, visit nba.com/dleague/texas/tickets.html.

About InTouch Credit Union

InTouch Credit Union (ITCU) is a financial cooperative that has been proudly serving its members since 1974. InTouch Credit Union is committed to creating member value by placing the financial needs and delivery of exceptional service to the membership ahead of profit while maintaining fiscal responsibility. With 18 branches in four states and additional access to a nationwide network of over 5,000 CU Service Centers, ITCU currently boasts assets over $800 million and happily serves their 73,500 plus members across all 50 states and in more than 20 countries around the world. Eligibility requirements are available on ITCU.org for potential members to review.