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Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford Takes In White House, Pentagon

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a rare opportunity on Thursday afternoon, as he and fellow NFL player London Fletcher each took part in a Visa-sponsored trip to both The White House and The Pentagon to promote financial responsibility.

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Stafford, who had never previously visited either location in his life, faced off with Fletcher in a Madden-style game played before a large audience at both locations. Backed by Visa, the program, which also includes Congressman Gary Peters, is expected to given to schools throughout Michigan.

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The game, called Financial Football,helps students and adults tackle their financial futures. The game incorporates lessons taught through Practical Money Skills for Life, a free, award-winning money management program. This game is accompanied by a classroom curriculum.

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When asked about whether he was planning to return at some point to visit the President with his teammates, the soon-to-be-Pro Bowl quarterback kept things modest. "That’s the plan," he said. "We don’t know what year that will be, but hopefully soon."

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