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Eagle County Students Head to the 2018 Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup Thanks to TIAA Bank & EVERFI

December 3, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2018--TIAA Bank, The Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365 and EVERFI teamed up again to challenge local Eagle County students on their financial literacy skills for a chance to win a trip to the 2018 Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

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Applying the learning from EVERFI, FutureSmart and Venture modules, local Eagle County elementary and middle school students submitted a digital video highlighting the skills they learned in the courses and addressing the question, “If you were to win $1,000, how would you apply the lessons learned with EVERFI to better your community?”

TIAA Bank and YouthPower365 are committed to investing in education by providing the right financial tools to achieve success. The challenge provided a fun and engaging way for students to learn these important life skills that last beyond the classroom.

The fifth grade classes at June Creek Elementary and Red Sandstone Elementary and the sixth grade class at Homestake Peak School were selected based on their submissions and won a trip to see the best skiers in the world at the 2018 Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup on Nov 30, 2018. They also each received $1,000 to invest in community programs and school improvements important to the students.

“Investing in education makes a meaningful impact in students’ lives and the lives of our communities,” said Blake Wilson, chairman and CEO of TIAA Bank. “TIAA Bank is proud to empower the next generation through the Financial Literacy Challenge and we’re excited to celebrate these difference makers at the 2018 Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of the financial literacy efforts being presented by EVERFI and TIAA Bank,” said Mike Imhof, president of the Vail Valley Foundation, which organizes the Xfinity Birds of Prey event. “We applaud TIAA Bank for helping our young people improve their financial literacy skills. We also welcome the opportunity to have these deserving young people come out and take part in the ski racing heritage that is integral to our community.”

TIAA Bank is the official bank of the Vail Valley Foundation and the 2018 Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup. TIAA Bank has been a sponsor of the Vail Valley Foundation since 2014 and their relationship continues to grow.

About TIAA Bank

As a part of TIAA’s Retail & Institutional Financial Services business, TIAA Bank, a division of TIAA, FSB, provides full-service, nationwide banking and lending services to consumer, commercial and institutional clients through a variety of channels, including online, its Florida-based financial centers and at other business offices throughout the country. More information on TIAA Bank can be found at TIAABank.com.

About the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup

Ranked as the number one overall stop by the athletes and coaches who participate, the Beaver Creek Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup has become legendary in the ski world.

Beaver Creek Mountain is home to the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse, challenging an international roster of top athletes for one week of racing featuring Men’s Alpine super G, downhill and giant slalom competitions. The event is organized by the non-profit Vail Valley Foundation, in close partnership with the FIS, United States Ski and Snowboard, Vail Resorts, the Beaver Creek Resort Company, Beaver Creek ski resort, Xfinity, and TIAA Bank.

Learn more at www.bcworldcup.com.

About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado non-profit with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley through arts, athletics and education. The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, which operates as its own 501c3 with a mission to provide year-round extended learning opportunities that empower and educate the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle-to-career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey FIS Alpine World Cup races, the Colorado Classic pro women’s and men’s cycling race, the Vail Dance Festival, Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series, and the Whistle Pig Vail concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, classical, rock, pop, jazz and family events per year.

Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, GMC, and TIAA Bank. Visit www.vvf.org to learn more.

To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation activities and events visit www.vvf.org.

About Lapin Family Foundation Financial Scholars Program

“The Lapin Family Foundation has partnered with education technology company, EverFi, to provide the Financial Scholars Program to elementary and high schools across Eagle County. The Financial Scholars Program consists of two online learning courses, one for each age group, and is implemented into classrooms across the county to provide students with the financial skills they need to be successful in life. Vault - Understanding Money™ is an interactive, new-media learning platform specifically designed to introduce financial literacy skills early in a child’s cognitive development. EverFi - Financial Literacy™ is a 10-unit course which offers approximately six hours of programming aimed at teaching, assessing and certifying students in a variety of relevant financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards.


EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life. The company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to K-12 schools. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), and Tomorrow Ventures (the investment arm of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt). Visit  www.everfi.com

TIAA Bank® is a division of TIAA, FSB. ©2018 TIAA, FSB. 17ECM6640.21. TIAA, FSB NMLS ID: 399805. TIAA Bank, NMLS ID: 399805. 17ECM6640

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