March 21, 2018. Louisville, KY. – Class Act Federal Credit Union and the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation will host dozens of talented kids at the Academic Challenge this weekend. The quick-recall tournament is set for this Saturday, March 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown. The tournament is coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools is scheduled for 8 AM to 3 PM.

“The Academic Challenge event is a great way to showcase the academic achievements of not only our local students, but also our public schools,” said Jeff English, President of the KDF Foundation. “The competition continues to grow each year with more teams participating.”

The Class Act Federal Credit Union Academic Challenge is an opportunity for elementary students from all over the county to test their acumen by answering questions pertaining to math, science, social studies, language arts and humanities. This year’s competition will feature 12 teams from local elementary schools and 150 students.

“Class Act Federal Credit Union is a not for profit education-based financial cooperative, founded by a group of JCPS teachers in 1954,” said Pat Curran, SVP Marketing and Business Development, Class Act Federal Credit Union. “As part of our support for education in Kentucky, we are happy to support the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Academic Challenge.”

COVERAGE NOTE: Registration for the event begins at 8:00 a.m. and Competition begins at 9 a.m. The Awards Ceremony will start at 2:30 p.m.

The top three schools will be awarded trophies, with first through third also receiving monetary awards. It’s free for spectators. For more information contact Doug Wilham at douglas.wilham@jefferson.kyschools.us or (502) 485-3702.

The event is sponsored by Class Act Federal Credit Union and coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools. It is a Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation event.

About KDF Foundation: The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit charity, receives and manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc., its supporters and the general public. The Foundation preserves the Festival’s impact on the community by developing projects that highlight the Festival’s influence on the area’s cultural heritage. It works to further the Festival’s educational and charitable mission through exhibitions and performances.

About Class Act Federal Credit Union: Class Act is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative focused on serving the best interests of our member-owners. Class Act members benefit from higher returns on their savings, lower rates on their loans and fewer account fees. Class Act was established by a small group of JCPS teachers to serve educators with competitive loan rates. With a focus on education, we offer financial literacy resources to promote financial education both in and out of the classroom. Class Act provides education about financial services and delivers exceptional service and value to improve our community’s well-being. Through sponsorship and volunteering, we take an active role in education initiatives within our community. For more information, visit www.classact.org.

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