JENKS, Okla. - A Jenks infant is ahead of the game, already saving for college thanks to the Oklahoma state treasurer.
Ken Miller awarded Hannah Gabel, born last September at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, $5,530 toward an Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan (OCSP).
When Gabel was born, she was entered into the Newborn Sweepstakes by her parents, Katherine and Brad Gabel.
The Newborn Sweepstakes, started in 2010, is an annual statewide partnership between OCSP and participating Oklahoma Hospital Association member hospitals. The sweepstakes offers parents or grandparents of Oklahoma babies the chance to win $5,529 toward an OCSP account.
"The Newborn Sweepstakes is a great way to let new parents and grandparents know there are options for saving right from the start for their loved one's future college education," said miller.
The participating hospital where the baby is born is awarded $1,529.
“We were familiar with the Oklahoma College Savings Plan because my parents provided the option for me when I was younger and helped research the options when we had Hannah’s older sister,” said Katie Gabel. “Knowing how much help $5,529 will be for her future college tuition, we knew to open the account and enter Hannah into the sweepstakes.”
Entries for the 2013 Newborn Sweepstakes are already being accepted. Visit www.ok4saving.org to enter for a chance to win.
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