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JA of Arkansas EVENTS

At JA of Arkansas, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

Online Auction

Online Auction

When: June 22nd - June 29th
Where: Your Computer!

In light of COVID-19, we've had to take some precautions for the health and safety of our participants. Normally we have raffle items at our annual Bowl-A-Thon event, but now you can look at our auction items fromt the comfort of your own home!

Trivia Bowl

Trivia Bowl

When: Dates Vary - You Choose!
Where: Your Computer!
Time: Times Vary - You Choose!

In response to the COVID-19 virus, Junior Achievement has taken our Bowl-A-Thon virtual.

Virtual bowling, you ask? How is that possible? The event has been re-imagined as JA TriviaBowl 2020, an online celebration of smarts. Instead of coming together for an in-person bowling celebration, we'll celebrate together online.

Virtual Pitch Competition

Virtual Pitch Competition

When: July 17th, 2020
Where: Your Computer
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm

We're partnering with Startup Junkie to bring you IdeaFame in an all new format!

Here's how it's going to work:

Contestants will record and submit a video of their pitch. Be creative and capture your audience! But remember, your video pitch has to be 90 seconds or less - yes, that means you can even use TikTok to make your video!

Swing Fore JA

Swing Fore JA

When: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Where: Topgolf in Rogers, AR
Time: 1-4pm or 5-8pm

Join JA at the brand new topgolf in Rogers! This golf event is a fun-filled day for golfers and non-golfers alike. Participants will enjoy the new golfing facilities at topgolf while meeting other professionals in the area. All of this fun will benefit students by supporting programming in financial literacy, entreprenuership, and work readiness.

Legacy Award Luncheon

Legacy Award Luncheon

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Where: Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, North Little Rock
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Legacy Award Business Luncheon is the largest fundraiser for Junior Achievement investing in 8,400

students in Central Arkansas. The Legacy Award was established in 2008 to honor the visionary leaders who founded Junior Achievement of Arkansas in 1987. Since that time, the Legacy Award has been given to individuals who have displayed exceptional leadership in supporting academic excellence in Arkansas. Additionally, the Nelson Summit Award is bestowed on the company that has shown a deep commitment to educating Arkansas' youth. The award is named after Junior Achievement's founder, Sheffield Nelson.

JA of Arkansas PAST EVENTS

These JA Events have already taken place, but they will be back! If you would like to learn more about them, please contact us!

Turkey Bowl

Turkey Bowl

Where: Millennium Bowl, Maumelle

The Turkey Bowl is a great way for companies and individuals to support students in Central Arkansas while also having a lot of fun. 100% of the money raised will benefit nearly 8,000 students in Central Arkansas.

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