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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 2024

Fri
23

2024 Lawrence Beach Ball Auction

When: Friday, February 23, 2024
Where: Crown Automotive
Time: 12:00 AM CT

JA Beach Ball Auction

March 2024

Wed
6

2024 Wichita Hall of Fame

When: Wednesday, March 06, 2024
Where: B-29 Doc Hangar
Time: 5:30 PM CT

2024 Wichita Hall of Fame

Thu
7

2024 Business Hall of Fame- Topeka

When: Thursday, March 07, 2024
Where: Townsite Avenue Ballroom
Time: 5:30 PM CT

Join us for the 22nd annual Topeka Business Hall of Fame where we recognize and induct four individuals from the community. Our four inductees are Jeff Russell (Reser's Fine Foods [retired], Jeff Russell Consulting), Nick and Terry Xidis (Hazel Hill Chocolate), Gary Yager (VisionBank/Community National Bank [retire]), and Mark Yardley (Federal Home Loan Bank Topeka).

April 2024

Fri
12

Topeka Golf Classic 2024

When: Friday, April 12, 2024
Where: Lake Shawnee Golf Course
Time: 11:00 AM CT

Start your spring off right with golfing and supporting financial literacy and entrepreneurship for Shawnee County students. Foursome is $525 with everything included, such as lunch, reception, and beverages.

We'll also have raffle prizes, team prizes, individual prizes and a beautiful day to play in a scramble.

Email colleen@kansasja.org to register your team!

PAST EVENTS

October 2023

Thu
26

Topeka Derby Auction

When: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Where: Bettis Sports Complex Event Center
Time: 5:00 PM CT

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

April 2023

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.

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

Join us for the 21st annual Topeka Business Hall of Fame where we recognize and induct four individuals from the community.
Dan Foltz, KBS Constructors, Inc.; Marsha Sheahan, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce; DL Smith, DL Smith Electrical Construction; and Keith Warta, Bartlett & West

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.

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
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.

April 2022

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.

February 2022

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

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.

June 2021

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.

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.

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