A-LIGN’s commitment to the community continues through the holiday season and recognizes Giving Tuesday through its annual fundraiser for Junior Achievement (JA).
Giving their time by participating in JA’s fundraiser this year, A-LIGN CLIMBERS truly represent the meaning of the global generosity movement – a time to give and recognize the impact that both individuals and organizations can have on their communities.
Although A-LIGN’s annual fundraiser for JA looked different this year from the usual Wii Bowl-A-Thon hosted at its Tampa headquarters, its innovative and collaborative team worked to pivot to a virtual Trivia Bowl due to restricted gatherings because of the pandemic.
The Trivia Bowl launched on October 16 with four qualifying, 30-minute trivia rounds every Friday. CLIMBERS paid $10 to play, and the winner and their team from each trivia round advanced to the Summit Challenge on November 20 for a chance to compete against the Executive Team.
Over the month-long fundraiser and trivia games, 100 CLIMBERS raised nearly $4,000 to support JA and its learning programs that teach students critical skills outside the classroom.
Here were the qualifying teams that competed in the Summit Challenge:
- CLEVER CLIMBERS: Shannon Lepre, Kat Lewis, Caitlyn Dardich, Lauren Gray, Stacie Murray, Jeannie Reyno
- A-SQUAD: Alex Bowden, Jake Nagy, Jarred Crowley, Kevin Stiles, Kyle Kampsen, Emme Aboyoun, Ryan O’Drobinak, Connor Snyder
- Yer a Quizard, Harry!: Krystal Edmonds, Meagan Jordan, Stephanie Cox, Crystal Ferrell, Kayla Molina, Holly Grant, Jamie Castro
- Trivial Trekkers: Carol Krol, Nora Graehling, Devin Prater, Taylor Mortti, Michelle Hogue, Nicole Kostelis
In an exciting end to our Trivia Bowl, four-time trivia winner Shannon Lepre carried the Clever CLIMBERS to the top of the Summit Challenge! In a close race on the leaderboard, A-SQUAD and the A-LIGN Executive Team secured enough points to hold second and third place.
The dedication of our CLIMBERS made A-LIGN’s Junior Achievement Trivia Bowl another huge success this year while navigating unknown challenges. Many communities have been deeply impacted by the challenges of this year, and A-LIGN and JA are grateful for all of those who participated and our CLIMBERS’ “Be All In” attitude.
About Junior Achievement: Junior Achievement is one of the nation’s largest organizations dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for the future and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement is a global non-profit youth organization that works with grades K-12 to foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills through experiential learning.