Special Events

Junior Achievement's economic education programs are supported largely by our special fundraising events throughout the year. These events are not only great fun, but also an exciting way to support JA!

Bowlin' on the River Bowl-A-Thon

Lace up your bowling shoes and raise funds for JA! JA's largest fundraising event of the year is also one of the area's top team-building experiences. Companies and organizations from across the Mid-South form bowling teams and hit the lanes to enjoy raffle give-a-ways, music, trivia, and champagne! Learn more...



Wine Down for BizTown

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South's Young Professionals Board is excited to host Wine Down for BizTown presented by Simmons Bank at JA BizTown in downtown Memphis. The event features blind wine tasting, silent auction, food, music, prizes and giveaways! Learn more...


Chick-fil-A 5K 
Labor Day | September 7, 2020

The Chick-fil-A 5K, benefiting Junior Achievement, has grown to become one of the largest events of its kind in the region. Held in the city's beautiful downtown area, the exciting route features a spectacular view of the Mississippi River, Beale Street, and AutoZone Park.

More than just a race, the Chick-fil-A 5K includes fun for the entire family, including a Kid's Dash, music, great food, complimentary souvenir bags, and a Chick-fil-A sandwich for all participants!



Fall Bowl-A-Thon
Friday, October 23, 2020

The JA Fall Bowl-A-Thon enters its 6th year as we continue to welcome accounting, audit, legal, and tax firms to the bowling lanes for an afternoon of great fun!

Don't miss out on this exciting, team-building opportunity for your office. All proceeds benefit local K-12 economic education, while your company enjoys a bowling session filled with trivia, music, raffle give-a-ways, and champagne! Learn more...


Junior Achievement's special events are great for company team-building and offer wide visibility for your organization. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, or to find out how you or company can be involved, contact Ellen Celosky.