WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

Virginia 529 College Savings Plan Winner Born at Martha Jefferson Hospital

By: News Email
By: News Email

May 30, 2013

Gabriel Del Rosario - McAdam is one day old and already has a college fund.

The Virginia 529 college savings plan awarded college savings accounts to the 20 babies who were born closest to 5:29 pm today at participating hospitals. Gabriel was born at 6:01 pm at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Gabriel's mom says the about 24 hour labor may have paid off.

"He was supposed to be born around 10 AM and then things got delayed big time. This was a huge bonus. Not only was it a relief to finally have him there, but then it was a relief because we got this bonus on top of it. So it was a reward for me and for him later," said Mary McAdam, Gabriel's mother.

The account is valued at $529. The company's CEO says most parents believe attending college is important, but most aren't regularly saving the money.

"It was nice because we were also trying to figure out what kind of college fund to start and now we actually have a guidance of which one we should choose," said Greg del Rosario, Gabriel's father.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 209584851