4.01K Race for Financial Fitness comes to Kansas City
March 29, 2017
Race Expands Across the Country, Raising Money for Junior Achievement to Fund Financial Education Programs for Kids
What started as a local road race in Orlando to raise awareness and funds for Junior Achievement has grown into a national event supported by best-selling author and award-winning financial journalist, Jean Chatzky, as well as top-rated financial services firms from across the country.
The 4.01K race, now in its third year, will take place in Orlando, Minneapolis, San Diego, Nashville, Charlotte, Detroit, and Kansas City, raising money for the local programs of Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization that provides financial literacy education to students in grades K-12. This year's event is a first for the Kansas City metro, which will be held onSaturday, April 1 at 8:00am at Southcreek Office Park in Overland Park, KS.
"Helping an organization like Junior Achievement teach young people about the importance of managing and preparing to manage their money is so important. I see so many young graduates go into debt. Expanding the reach of JA's local programs will make such a difference in these students' lives," said Chatzky.
The 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness will be presented locally by American Century Investments. For more information, go to http://401krace.com/kansascity/
What: 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness, a road-race to raise awareness for personal and financial wellness. Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City. In addition to the race, there will be a DJ, sponsor tents, snacks, and prizes.
Where: Southcreek Office Park (132nd & Metcalf) – Overland Park, KS
When: April 1st, 2017. Registration Begins at: 7:30am. Race Begins at: 8:00am
About American Century
American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments' 1,300 employees serve investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang and David MacEwen serve as co-chief investment officers.
Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40 percent of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40 percent of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments totaling over $1.2 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City brings business back to the classroom by providing programs to promote financial literacy, inspire entrepreneurship, and prepare students (K-12) for success in a 21st century workplace. By connecting classrooms with business and community volunteers in a hands-on learning environment, we equip Kansas City's next generation with the tools they need for a prosperous future.