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JA of Kansas Events

At JA of Kansas, 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 2023

Thu
2

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2023

When: Thursday, February 02, 2023
Where: Washburn University, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
Time: 12:00 PM CT

Join middle and high school students as they take their entrepreneurial ideas and submit them as a written business plan, 4 minute pitch and a table top trade show.

March 2023

Thu
23

Topeka Business Hall of Fame 2023

When: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Where: Hotel Topeka at City Center, Maner Conference Center
Time: 5:30 PM CT

Junior Achievement of Kansas annually honors businessmen and women to inspire young people to follow in the laureates' footsteps.

April 2023

Fri
14

Topeka Golf Classic 2023

When: Friday, April 14, 2023
Where: Lake Shawnee Golf Course
Time: 11:00 AM CT

Join friends and colleagues for a great afternoon of golfing at the Lake Shawnee Golf Course, while also supporting K-12 grade students in Topeka and Shawnee County to receive education on financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Wed
19

Stock Market Challenge 2023

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Where: Washburn University, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Join local high school teams as the compete in a stock market simulation for 2 hours to determine who can turn $1 million into the highest value.

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November 2022

Tue
29

Personal Finance Symposium 2022

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Where: Washburn University, Memorial Union
Time: 9:00 AM CT

This one-day event includes a lunch and focuses on the JA Personal Finance program! Sophomores through Seniors in high school will attend sessions throughout the day.

October 2022

Thu
27

Topeka Derby Auction

When: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Where: Bettis Sports Complex Event Center
Time: 5:00 PM CT

Enjoy an evening of mint juleps, experiences and wooden horse racing!

Sat
15

Wichita Pickleball Tournament 2022

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Where: Chicken N Pickle
Time: 11:00 AM CT

Pickle ballers rejoice! The 2nd Annual JA Wichita Pickle Ball Tournament is coming to Chicken N Pickle on October 15. Make sure to update your calendar and be ready to play!

Get your team of 2 ready to register as we only have room for 24 teams!

Fri
14

Lawrence Bowl-A-Thon 2022

When: Friday, October 14, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022
Where: Royal Crest Lanes
Time: 4:00 PM CT

Join us at Royal Crest Lanes on October 14-16 for a FUN filled weekend of bowling, retro costume contests, 50/50 raffles and prizes! There are 3 Days to choose from with many different bowling times available.

Want to find out all the details? Join us for our Retro Bowl Kickoff Luncheon on Tuesday, August 23 from 12:00-1:00 at Wayne & Larry's Bar and Grill to get all the important information to form your teams. Contact JA at debbie@kansasja.org to RSVP for the luncheon by Friday, August 19th!

All proceeds raised will help Lawrence JA provide educational programs for the children in Douglas County!

Thu
6

Skills to Achieve

When: Thursday, October 06, 2022
Where: Washburn TECH
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Join us at Washburn TECH to discover your pathway from high school to career. Open to all Juniors and Seniors in high school, we'll take a look at the career paths in automotive and diesel repair, construction, early childhood education and healthcare. Also, take part in soft skills training on resume writing, interviewing skills, communication and what the right career might be for you.

To get your high school involved, contact Colleen Bisel at colleen@kansasja.org.

July 2022

Mon
25

Wichita Golf Classic 2022

When: Monday, July 25, 2022
Where: Terradyne Country Club
Time: 8:00 AM CT

This event takes place at the Terradyne Country Club, and all funds raised will go toward JA of Kansas - Wichita district! Golfers enjoy 18 holes at the course, meals, and more!

April 2022

Fri
29

Beach Ball Auction 2022

When: Friday, April 29, 2022
Where: Dale Willey Automotive
Time: 5:00 PM CT

The 2022 JA Beach Ball Auction will be held on Friday, April 29! The night will include our famous seahorse race, silent and live auction items, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and make sure you wear your best summer beachwear! Contact Debbie Harman at 785-841-8245 or email debbie@kansasja.org to become a sponsor or to donate auction items!

Fri
8

Topeka Golf Classic 2022

When: Friday, April 08, 2022
Where: Lake Shawnee Golf Course
Time: 12:00 PM CT

Join friends and colleagues for a great afternoon of golfing at the Lake Shawnee Golf Course, while also supporting K-12 grade students in Topeka and Shawnee County to receive education on financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship.

March 2022

Thu
31

Stock Market Challenge Topeka 2022

When: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Where: Washburn University
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Join local high school teams as the compete in a stock market simulation for 2 hours to determine who can turn $1 million into the highest value.

Thu
10

Topeka Business Hall of Fame 2022

When: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Where: Hotel Topeka @ City Center, Maner Conference Center, Sunflower Ballroom
Time: 5:30 PM CT

Junior Achievement of Kansas annually honors businessmen and women to inspire young people to follow in the laureates' footsteps.

Tue
8

Wichita Business Hall of Fame 2022

When: Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Where: B-29 Doc Hangar
Time: 5:30 PM CT

The 27th annual Junior Achievement of Kansas Wichita Business Hall of Fame will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. This event annually honors members of the Wichita business community who have shown an ability to be successful not only in business, but in their commitment to the local community and state as a whole.

The Class of 2022 includes: former Mayor Carl Brewer (posthumously); Drs. Pat and Sylvia Do, Mid-America Orthopedics and Internal Medicine; Junetta Everett, Delta Dental of Kansas (retired); Ben Hutton, Hutton; and Jim Lee, Lee Aerospace.

February 2022

Thu
24

Lawrence Business Hall of Fame 2022

When: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton
Time: 5:30 PM CT

The 2022 Lawrence Business Hall of Fame Tribute Dinner celebrating Lawrence business leaders is being held on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton (Regency Ballroom). The reception will begin at 5:30 pm and the tribute dinner and awards begins at 6:15 pm.

The 2022 class includes: Marilyn Bittenbender, Heck Land Company; Richard Haig, Westside 66 Inc.; Roger Scott, Scott Temperature; Gary Toebben, The Lawrence Chamber (Past President /CEO).

Tue
22

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2022

When: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Where: Washburn University
Time: 1:00 PM CT

Join middle and high school students as they take their entrepreneurial ideas and submit them as a written business plan, 4 minute pitch and a table top trade show.

October 2021

Sun
17

Wichita Pickleball Tournament 2021

When: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Where: Chicken N Pickle
Time: 12:00 AM CT

Grab your paddle for the JA Pickleball Tournament at Chicken N Pickle on October 17. Teams of 2 are $120 and that includes gift cards to use at CNP. Also be ready to wage war... a raffle war to get the items you most want AND need!

Fri
8

Topeka Mini-Golf Tournament and Live Trivia

When: Friday, October 08, 2021 - Sunday, October 10, 2021
Where: Sports Center
Time: 12:00 AM CT

Gather up your team of 4 and slay at the unique mini-golf tournament or bring your brainiacs to smash live trivia.

Fri
8

Lawrence Bowl-A-Thon 2021

When: Friday, October 08, 2021 - Sunday, October 10, 2021
Where: Royal Crest Lanes
Time: 12:00 AM CT

Come join us for bowling, raffle drawings and costume contest! Register your team of 5 bowlers today. Contact Debbie Harman for detailed information on team registration and sponsorship opportunities.

July 2021

Mon
19

JA Wichita Golf Classic 2021

When: Monday, July 19, 2021
Where: Terradyne Country Club
Time: 8:00 AM CT

This event takes place at the Terradyne Country Club, and all funds raised will go toward JA of Kansas - Wichita district! Golfers enjoy 18 holes at the course, meals, and more!

June 2021

Tue
15

Wichita Business Hall of Fame

When: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Where: WIchita Marriott
Time: 5:30 PM CT

Junior Achievement of Kansas annually honors businessmen and women to inspire young people to follow in the laureates' footsteps.

Thu
10

Lawrence Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Where: DoubleTree Lawrence
Time: 5:30 PM CT

Junior Achievement of Kansas annually honors businessmen and women to inspire young people to follow in the laureates' footsteps.

Wed
9

Topeka Business Hall of Fame

When: Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Where: Stormont Vail Event Center
Time: 5:30 PM CT

Junior Achievement of Kansas annually honors businessmen and women to inspire young people to follow in the laureates' footsteps.

May 2021

Thu
6

EdVenture Virtual Career Fair

When: Thursday, May 06, 2021 - Saturday, April 30, 2022
Where: https://sites.google.com/usd259.net/careerday2021?scrlybrkr=ef92d212
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Junior Achievement and Wichita Public Schools partnered bring Wichita and Kansas students a virtual career fair/symposium to Pre-K through 12th grade students along with college students and our community members.

April 2021

Fri
9

JA Topeka Golf Classic

When: Friday, April 09, 2021
Where: Lake Shawnee Golf Course
Time: 12:00 PM CT

Join friends and colleagues for a great afternoon of golfing at the Lake Shawnee Golf Course, while also supporting K-12 grade students in Topeka and Shawnee County to receive education on financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship.

March 2021

Mon
1

JA Virtual Career Fair 2021

When: Monday, March 01, 2021 - Saturday, May 29, 2021
Where: www.kansasja.vfairs.com
Time: 8:00 AM CT

Junior Achievement of Kansas has unveiled its Virtual Career Fair which is targeted to help employers, job seekers and students searching for a career path. The 90-day fair will open on March 1 and run through May 29, and is supported by the Greater Topeka Partnership, Capitol Federal and Evergy.

October 2020

Fri
23

Topeka Virtual Bowl

When: Friday, October 23, 2020 - Sunday, October 25, 2020
Where: Virtual
Time: 4:00 PM CT

Companies, families or individuals recruit teams of five individuals. Teams then collect donations that will support the Junior Achievement financial education program, which reaches over 27,000 children statewide.

Fri
23

Lawrence Bowl-A-Thon

When: Friday, October 23, 2020 - Sunday, November 08, 2020
Where: Royal Lanes
Time: 12:00 AM CT

Companies, families or individuals recruit teams of five bowlers each. The bowlers then collect donations that will support the Junior Achievement financial education program, which reaches over 27,000 children statewide.

July 2020

Mon
20

JA Wichita Golf Classic

When: Monday, July 20, 2020
Where: Wichita Country Club
Time: 8:00 AM CT

This event takes place at the prestigious Wichita Country Club, and all funds raised will go toward JA of Kansas - Wichita district! Golfers enjoy 18 holes at the historic course, meals, and more!

June 2020

Mon
22

JA Beach Ball Auction

When: Monday, June 22, 2020 - Friday, June 26, 2020
Where: Dale Willey Automotive
Time: 12:00 AM CT

Stay tuned on all the JA Beach Ball updates at the JA Beach Ball Facebook Page

For tickets and sponsorships please email Debbie Harman or call 785-841-8245

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