“Money is an asset,” said former Dodgers pitcher, Dennis Powell addressing a standing-room only audience of families at Helen Keller Park in Gardena, CA. “Sometimes we don’t realize that money is the key to our future.”
The concept may sound simplistic but in many communities, however, individuals do not understand basic financial terms and banking procedures. Participants in the Reviving Baseball in the Inner City (RBI) program recently gathered with their parents for the Better Money Habits seminar hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation in conjunction with Bank of America. The financial literacy session is just one of the many opportunities designed for kids ages 5-18-years-old to learn baseball or softball as well as life skills.
“The Dodgers Foundation is using sport to provide families with the tools we think they need to better themselves and better their children,” remarked Nichol Whiteman, executive director of the L.A. Dodgers Foundation.