Sam's Club Co-hosting Financial Literacy Event for Girls

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Sam's Club Co-hosting Financial Literacy Event for Girls

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Sam's Club here, the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), and WPO member Sharon Lechter, co-author of the popular financial advice book "Rich Dad Poor Dad," will teach young girls financial literacy by hosting a Cash Flow for Girls event on June 5 at 3 p.m. at 13 Sam's Club locations across North America, including San Diego, Dallas, St. Louis, Syracuse, Miami, Phoenix, Atlanta, Toronto, and Denver.

The event teaches financial literacy via the Cash Flow For Kids game, which was created by the Rich Dad Co. to illustrate "key principles of savings, finance, and money management in a fun and nonintimidating way that fosters learning by repetition and reinforcement," according to a statement.

"Women entrepreneurs continue to be the fastest-growing segment of small business owners, and understanding money management is key to both their personal and professional success," said Sam's Club s.v.p. of merchandising Seong Ohm.

Each girl who attends the event will get a game in return for a promise to teach 10 other girls how to play the game, as well as copies of "Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens" and "Rich Dad Poor Dad."

"Giving children a financial head start is essential to thrive in today's world," said Marsha Firestone, president and founder of the WPO, a nonprofit membership organization for a diverse group of women presidents who have guided their businesses to at least $2 million in gross annual sales, or $1 million for a service-based business.

Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., ranks as one of the nation's largest warehouse clubs, with over 47 million U.S. members.