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A physical and “fiscal” sport designed with Area/Code, PETLab Researchers, and the National Academy of Public Administration for the Pete Peterson Foundation.

Budgetball tournament on the National Mall. College students vs. the White House and Congressional Budget Office staffers.
The player with the oven mitt and floaty is taking a “sacrifice”, paying off the team’s debt.
Budgetball Finals at the National Mall, June 2009

Called a cross between the Fountainhead and Death Race 2000 by the Huffington Post, Budgetball is a team-based sport designed to increase awareness of the budget deficit and reward strategic thinking and collaborative problem solving around the issues of fiscal responsibility and long-term debt management.

You can download everything you need to run your own budgetball tournament here: