A baby born at Skiff Medical Center was the recipient of a $1,000 College Savings Iowa account during a ceremony held Wednesday at the hospital.
State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald was on hand to award the college savings account to baby Jackson Riney, son of Casie and Matthew Riney.
The savings account was awarded as part of the College Savings Iowa BABY 529 Giveaway. Each month a $1,000 savings account is given to a randomly selected baby born at participating Iowa hospitals who have registered for the drawing. Sixty six hospitals in Iowa currently participate by providing college savings materials to families before they leave the hospital.
"Little Jackson may not be able to study yet, but he's already got a jump start on his college savings, and it will continue to grow right along-side him," Fitzgerald said in a press release announcing the award.