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JA of Alabama Events

At JA of Alabama, 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!

February 2024

Thu
29

2024 Stock Market Challenge

When: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Where: Vestavia Hill's Civic Center
Time: 6:30 PM CT

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each team is issued $1,000,000 of “mock stock” and must buy and sell shares in fictitious companies throughout a simulated 60-day trading period. Trading is fast, fun, and furious with a new day starting every 60 seconds!

PAST EVENTS

September 2023

Tue
19

2023 PlayFOREJA

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Where: Top Golf Birmingham
Time: 1:00 PM CT

PlayFOREJA is an indoor golf fundraiser held at TopGolf Birmingham with Motion Industries as the Presenting Sponsor.

May 2023

Tue
16

2023 Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Where: The Vestavia Hills Civic Center
Time: 11:15 AM CT

The Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon highlights the great work Junior Achievement is able to accomplish every day in grades K-12 thank to the Birmingham area businesses.

April 2023

Fri
28

Where: 2000 International Park Drive
Time: 8:30 AM CT

The JA Business Plan Challenge is an opportunity that allows young people to demonstrate their understanding of business fundamentals, the importance of creatively marketing to a target audience, and the power of persuading potential investors during a live pitch.

December 2022

Thu
8

Where: First Horizon

Stock Market Challenge presented by First Horizon & RSM

June 2022

Thu
2

Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon

When: Thursday, June 02, 2022
Where: The Harbert Center
Time: 11:30 AM CT

The Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon highlights the great work Junior Achievement is able to accomplish every day in grades K-12 thank to the Birmingham area businesses.

May 2022

Tue
10

PLAYFOREJA

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Where: TopGolf Birmingham
Time: 12:00 PM CT

WHAT IS PLAYFOREJA?
PLAYFOREJA is an indoor golf fundraiser that is held at TopGolf in Birmingham.
Picture a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground.
The closer to the “bulls-eye” you get or the farther out you hit your micro-chipped ball, the more points you receive.
Challenge you co-workers, clients, or friends to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from pro golfer to putt-putt champ can play in any weather.

April 2022

Where: Bowlero Riverview and Vestiva Bowling Center

The JA Bowling Classic is JA's single largest fundraising event to develop the resources necessary to provide this valuable programming for our youth. Thank you for your investment in the future.

The Bowling Classic provides a valuable team building activity for the office and coworkers enjoy bowling and having fun with their friends and colleagues while raising money for JA. Bowlers reach out to family, friends, coworkers and others to solicit donations on behalf of JA. In that way, it is like other activity-based fundraising events. We suggest a $150 goal for each participant or $750 per team.

* MOTION BOWLING - APRIL 2, 2022, 12:30pm-2:30pm @ BOWLERO RIVERVIEW*
* REGIONS BOWLING - APRIL 7 & 8, 2022, 2pm-4pm @ VESTAVIA BOWL*
* O'NEAL BOWLING - APRIL 22, 2022, 2pm - 4pm @ VESTAVIA BOWL*
* ALTEC BOWLING - MAY 5, 2022, 2pm - 4pm @ BOWLERO RIVERVIEW*

Mon
4

Where: Zoom
Time: 12:00 AM CT

The JA Business Plan Challenge is an opportunity that allows young people to
demonstrate their understanding of business fundamentals, the importance of
creatively marketing to a target audience, and the power of persuading
potential investors during a live pitch.

November 2021

Mon
8

2021 JA Accountants Classic

When: Monday, November 08, 2021 - Friday, November 12, 2021
Where: Zoom
Time: 12:00 AM CT

JA programs deal with real issues like workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship so that young people not only understand their opportunities in life but can also take advantage of those opportunities.
During the 2021 Accountants Classic companies recruit associates to participate in a series of events for prizes. The events are divided into two categories: Play for JA (4 Events) and Pay for JA (1 Event).

November 2020

Wed
11

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

When: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Where: Virtual
Time: 4:00 PM CT

o Participating firms will choose one partner to be their JA Olympic Champion to compete head to head against other companies. Example 8 companies = 8 Champions.
o Questions will be derived from JA 5th grade curriculum
o The Champions will compete by using Zoom and Kahoot
o Associates are encouraged to log into Zoom to watch the partners
o Scoring will be based on a stack ranking system

Tue
10

4.01K IN A DAY

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Where: Virtual
Time: 12:00 AM CT

The 4.01K in a Day event is where participants will run 4.01 kilometers anytime on November 10th to compete for the fastest time.

This is is the 2nd of 5 events that will take place during the JA Accountants Classic Olympics.

Mon
9

Virtual Trivia

When: Monday, November 09, 2020
Where: Virtual
Time: 4:00 PM CT

The Virtual Trivia event is 1st of 5 events that will take place during the JA Accountants Classic Olympics.

July 2020

Fri
24

2020 Summer Events

When: Friday, July 24, 2020 - Monday, September 21, 2020
Where: TBD
Time: 12:00 AM CT

Typically Junior Achievement host our Summer Bowling Classic. These events bring together hundreds of business professional who represent Birmingham companies to raise awareness and funds for JA.

Due to COVID-19 and following social distancing guidelines the JA Team has come up with several alternative Virtual Fundraisers.

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