A Macon 3-year-old has a college savings plan in place after winning a statewide contest.
Lucas Chapman, the son of Greg and Jennifer Chapman, is one of four children who were awarded $1,529 for Path2College 529 Plans.
The We Care Child Care Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and Path2College 529 Plan, encourages families to start saving early for their children’s higher education.
“Saving for college is important to me because I want to see my son Lucas excel in life,” said Greg Chapman, who entered his son in the sweepstakes. “Winning this contribution to his college savings means if we continue to contribute to his 529 plan, hopefully he will not have to go into massive debt to afford college. That would help by not putting a financial burden on him or our family.”
Winners were chosen at random from Metro Atlanta, Southeast, North and South Georgia. The child care center that Lucas attends, The Eagles Nest Children’s Center, won $529.