Now’s the perfect time to start. VSAC, sponsor of Vermont’s 529 college savings plan, is excited to partner with the Vermont Lake Monsters to help you plan ahead. For our second year, we also welcome the support from the Burlington Moms Blog to help get the word out to Vermont families as we team up with CHAMP’s Kids Club for fun at the ballpark.
A preview for 2017 …
Kids coming to the ballpark on Kids Club days get free piggy banks, and at each game, have a chance to enter their names into a drawing for a $100 VHEIP account. This summer’s Kids Club events are on June 23, July 9, July 23, August 4, and August 27.
At “Pitch for Cash” events for every home game, kids throw a pitch and receive money toward a VHEIP account for each MPH that the pitch registers. So a speedy pitch of 40 mph means $40 into college savings!
And as sponsor of the Outstanding Student Event on June 29 and August 20 at the ballpark, VHEIP holds a drawing for a deposit into a new or existing VHEIP account and recognizes students with a certificate and program mention.
And there’s more! Speaking of kids, VSAC is joining with the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems to give a $100 college savings account to every baby born on May 29, National 529 Day.
But you don’t have to be born on 5-29 to join in the celebration and get a jump on college savings. During the entire month of May, any VHEIP account owner or any Vermont resident can enter to win $529 in college savings. See the details.
Get in the game, and go beyond. In addition to attending games, families can sign up for college planning tips and info with VSAC, so that they’ll be ready to create possibilities for their kids. Start now so you can swing big for the future. We’ll help you navigate the road ahead. By opening a college savings account — even with just $25 to start — you’ll be creating opportunities for your child’s future training. Students from families who save even small amounts for education are three time more likely to go on to and complete college or other training after high school. And with VHEIP, Vermont taxpayers are eligible to get a Vermont state income tax credit on their annual contributions.
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