MoneyGram Offers Secondary School Students Free Cricket Lesson with Former
England Cricket Captain Alec Stewart
LONDON -- April 15, 2013
For the second year running, MoneyGram (NYSE:MGI), a leading global money
transfer company, announced that secondary schools across England and Wales
will have the opportunity to spend a day training with former England cricket
captain Alec Stewart at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.
To enter the contest, physical education teachers will need to submit a
500-word creative essay at moneygram.com/cricket explaining why their school
should be given this great opportunity. Four schools will be selected as
finalists to compete for the Champions Trophy.
Stewart will visit the four finalists, giving students the opportunity to meet
the most capped Test match England cricketer of all time. During the visit,
students also will have the opportunity to interact with Stewart, take
pictures and request autographs.
“For the second consecutive year, we are giving secondary school students the
opportunity to interact with a sports legend,” said Juan Agualimpia,
MoneyGram’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “This
contest will bring students closer to their dreams of being an England
cricketer than they ever thought possible and we look forward to reviewing the
Students from the winning schools will visit the Edgbaston changing rooms,
tour the famed facilities and receive coaching from the cricket legend. To
conclude the event, the schools will play in a tournament, with the winner
receiving a trophy provided by MoneyGram.
“Just like these children, I also started out as fan who truly loved cricket,”
said Stewart, the former batsman-wicketkeeper. “Through MoneyGram’s contest, I
hope to help all the aspiring cricketers have an unforgettable experience. I
look forward to the children teaching me a thing or two as well.”
For more details on Stewart’s role as a MoneyGram cricket ambassador, visit
the company’s dedicated cricket website at moneygram.com/cricket.
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needs. MoneyGram offers bill payment services in the United States and Canada
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Mike Gutierrez / Sophia Stoller, 214-999-7606
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