Monopoly Money Securing Future of Families

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Hundreds of folks made their way to the Brazos Center in an attempt to buy property on New York's boardwalk.

On Saturday, the roll of the dice started the First Annual Monopoly Tournament.

The tournament was hosted by the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency.

Teams and individuals purchased entry into the tournament with proceeds going toward the new Individual Development Accounts program.

The BVCAA's Director of Marketing and Development Kari Krueger says the IDA program will provide matched saving accounts for those in our area who need assistance to become self-sufficient.

"Those that are truly below the poverty line will be able to reach above that and get that first home or that college education and just to truly have assets that they can build on," Krueger said.

Organizers say 200 people took part in the tournament. A winner of the tournament was crowned early Sunday morning. The event was scheduled to end at midnight.