|On Wednesday, September 19, the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club will host the second-annual FedEx Junior Business Challenge finals.|
At the event, Junior Achievement (JA) students from across North America will present original business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to generate a $75,000 donation from FedEx to their local JA chapter. The panel judge will be headlined by 3x Pro Bowler and Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor member Warrick Dunn and 3x PGA TOUR tournament winner Marc Leishman.
In conjunction with the PGA TOUR, the FedEx Junior Business Challenge is a collaboration between FedEx and JA Worldwide to help empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. This season, qualifying events have been hosted at: the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, THE PLAYERS Championship, the RBC Canadian Open and the Dell Technologies Championship. One student group from each of the four qualifying events have advanced to present at the finals.
|Wednesday, September 19 / 1:00 p.m. EST |
East Lake Golf Club – 2584 Alston Dr. SE / Atlanta, GA 30317
Note: Media availability with Warrick Dunn and Marc Leishman will occur after the student presentations.
Warrick Dunn – 3x Pro Bowler and Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor member
Marc Leishman – 3x PGA TOUR tournament winner
David Cunningham – President and chief executive officer of FedEx Express
Ryan Lane – Owner of Dream Beard and FedEx Small Business Grant RecipientParticipating JA
JA of Central Texas (WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play winner)
JA of North Florida (THE PLAYERS Championship winner)
JA of Central Ontario (RBC Canadian Open winner)
JA of Northern New England (Dell Technologies Championship winner)
|Since 1996, FedEx has donated more than $14 million to JA Worldwide in support of the small businesses and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.|
Launched in 2017, the FedEx Junior Business Challenge is currently in its second season. It is part of the FedEx Cares global giving initiative, in which FedEx is investing $200 million in over 200 global communities around the world by 2020.