Treasurer Loftis to throw first pitch at Charleston RiverDogs Home Opener

Thursday, April 11, 2013

(Columbia, SC) - South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis will throw out the first pitch at the Charleston RiverDogs home opener tonight.

Treasurer Loftis will be at the game to raise awareness for South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan. Fans can score a tax deduction for the 2012 tax year by opening up a 529 account by the tax deadline of April 15. The Future Scholar team of experts will be at Joe Riley Park to answer questions and help guide fans in the sign up process.

“It will be a pleasure to be at the ballpark with the loyal RiverDog fans to toss out the opening pitch on what we expect to be a beautiful night for baseball,” Treasurer Loftis said. “There can be no better place to let folks know how they can save for college than where families gather to watch the great American pastime of baseball.”

 

The Future Scholar plan is one of the top-rated college saving plans in the country and has earned the highest rating of FIVE CAPS from the savingforcollege.com website. More than 95,000 accounts are enrolled in the plan, with a total of $1.6 billion under management. Visit www.futurescholar.com to learn more about the program. No state funds are used in the marketing of the Future Scholar plan.

Treasurer Loftis is expected to toss the first pitch shortly after 7 p.m. when the Charleston RiverDogs take the field to face the Augusta GreenJackets. The first 4,000 fans will receive Future Scholar 529 plan giveaways, such as a RiverDogs schedule magnet. The RiverDogs are the class A affiliate of the New York Yankees.

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