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Junior Achievement of North Florida’s Building Better Tomorrows Virtual Night is Next Week

The virtual event will showcase JA programs and include a chance to win some great prizes

Published Thursday, October 15, 2020



Junior Achievement of North Florida’s Building Better Tomorrows Virtual Event is just a week away. On Thursday, Oct. 22, the nonprofit will be streaming the online fundraiser on its YouTube channel from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Al Emerick will be hosting the event and will give virtual guests a closer look at JA through lively videos, special guests and more. There will also be a special tribute to retiring JA of North Florida President Steve St. Amand who is leaving his position at the end of the year.


Virtual guests can register now for the event at where they also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win prizes worth thousands of dollars.


Only 100 tickets will be sold for the chance to win a trip to Colorado. The prize includes a four-night stay at a private residence in Winter Park and a $1,000 ticket voucher from Delta Airlines. The mountain getaway is a three-bedroom home with breathtaking views of the slopes. Tickets are $100 each for a chance to win this prize worth $4,275.


There are also only 100 tickets available to win a complete day of golf at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass. The prize package worth $2,500 includes a round of golf for four, cart fees, green fees and forecaddie fees. It also includes lunch for four, four JA golf shirts, golf balls, ball markers and other prizes. Tickets for this item are $75 each.


Tickets can be purchased now at You can also register for the event, donate to fulfill a need or sign up to become a JA Virtual Volunteer. There is no cost to register. Donations can also be made before and during the event through the website or by texting BUILDING to 50155.


For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Tiffany Mackey Guthrie at or call 904-398-9944 ext. 230.


About Junior Achievement of North Florida

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement of North Florida has been operating in Jacksonville since 1963 and includes a satellite office in Tallahassee. Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, Junior Achievement of North Florida helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. This collaboration resulted in 48,100 students reached during the 2019-20 school year. To learn more about Junior Achievement of North Florida, visit  



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