Purchasing the certificate of deposit for a granddaughter’s college education automatically entered her into a contest for two free tickets to Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game against the Tennessee Titans. When CollegeChoice CD called the Plymouth, Ind., resident to tell her she’d won tickets, they learned she had knitted or crocheted 11 scarves for the Super Bowl XLVI Super Scarves Project.
“It’s really a sweet story,” said Richard Mourdock, State Treasurer, who oversees the CollegeChoice 529 Plan. “Here’s a person who wanted to do her part for Indianapolis hosting the 2012 Super Bowl with no expectation of a reward, and she ends up winning Colts tickets for yet another good deed, helping save for her granddaughter’s education.”
Fortin was really excited to win the Colts tickets. She and her husband have never attended a Colts game in person or been in Lucas Oil Stadium.
Fortin explains that she was helping Marshall County in northern Indiana meet its goal of contributing 100 hand-made scarves to the Super Scarves Project. The knitting and crochet enthusiasts of Marshall County were inspired by a request from Indiana’s first lady, Cheri Daniels, and actually exceeded their goal by 25 scarves. Each of the nine scarves Fortin knitted took her about a week, but she said the two she crocheted didn’t take quite as long.
In all, the Super Bowl Host Committee collected more than 8,000 scarves that will be worn by volunteers and front-line hospitality employees when Indianapolis hosts the game on February 5.
CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan (CollegeChoice CD) is an FDIC-insured* certificate of deposit program available to Indiana families and individuals saving for college. It is a State-sponsored program that provides the benefit of tax-free** interest and a state income tax credit of up to $1,000*** a year. Recipients can use CollegeChoice CD at nearly any U.S.-accredited public or private, two-year or four-year college or technical school in the U.S. or abroad, as long it is eligible to participate in the U.S. Department of Education student financial aid program.
Information about CollegeChoice CD is available online at www.collegechoicecd.com, through participating banks and investment advisors and by mail.