Golf event raises money for student financial learning

The BBSI team of Reid Sterrett, Bob McCann, Tony Nichols and Travis Hinman.

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore recently hosted its 34th Annual Golf Tournament at Green Hill Country Club in Quantico, raising more than $28,000 toward its efforts at educating young people about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

The tournament was presented by BBSI — Salisbury and sponsored by many other local businesses on the Eastern Shore.

JAES had planned to host its annual tournament in July, but the event was canceled because of inclement weather.

The rescheduled event was a success.

“With the help of over 42 donors and our event sponsors, we were able to raise over $28,000,” said Lisa Thornton, JAES Development Director. “Our community continues to amaze us with their drive and willingness to ensure students on the Shore are getting the real-world education that is needed to ensure success for their futures.”

With the money raised at the tournament, 572 students on the Eastern Shore will be able to receive JA’s real-life, relevant, hands-on programming for free.

“We are currently serving 22 percent of the student population here on the Shore,” said JAES President Jayme Hayes.

“While we are super excited about our progress, 78 percent of students on the Shore are still without JA’s programming. Our programs teach life-skills like budgeting, career exploration, home ownership, and more. These skills should be accessible to all students, and we are on a mission to make that happen.”

JAES is now working to take their programming virtual to assist the schools and parents in virtual learning this school year. For more information on JA’s plans for the upcoming school year and their virtual and home-school curriculum, visit: juniorachievement.org.

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