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Swing for Junior Achievement to help kids own their economic success.

Posted on July 13, 2017

Junior Achievement Golf Classic Monday, September 11, 2017

Moline, IL – The annual Junior Achievement Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Thunder Hills Country Club in Peosta.  The event provides a great opportunity for community members to gear up for back to school by supporting Junior Achievement, an organization that empowers young people to own their economic success through JA’s work-readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship programs.  JA of the Heartland serves more than 4,000 students (grades K-12) in fifteen school districts throughout the Tri-State Area. 

Community participation is important for the success of JA programs. All proceeds from the golf classic will be used to help cover the cost of programs offered in local schools.  Participants will make a difference in preparing local youth for life after graduation.

A shotgun start begins at noon with registration, lunch and warm-up starting at 11 a.m. Golfers are invited to the post-tournament celebration and dinner at the Thunder Hills Country Club immediately following play.  The reception is a great networking event with auction items donated by local businesses for purchase.  Cost is $500 per foursome.  

Download the registration form at  For more information contact the JA Office at 309-736-1630 or email Katie at

About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in 109 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit for more information.

Locally, Junior Achievement of the Heartland serves 24 counties in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and Grant County in Wisconsin. More than 57,000 kindergarten through high school students benefit from JA programs each year. Visit for more information.