Former Alabama Quarterback Jay Barker To Keynote Spirit Of Achievement Luncheon On March 12

Friday, February 8, 2013
Jay Barker
Jay Barker

Current ESPN radio personality and Alabama National Championship QB Jay Barker (1992) will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Junior Achievement “Spirit of Achievement” Awards. This year’s event will be on Tuesday, March 12, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

The “Spirit of Achievement” Awards salutes those companies that have shown a commitment to Chattanooga and North Georgia children by supporting Junior Achievement for over 33 years. Honorees for 2013 are Economy Honda and Lawson Electric. This year’s event will also include the presentation of the John G. Kain, IV Corporate Citizenship Awards as well as the Max W. Finely Volunteer of the Year Award.

For over 50 years, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga has been the area’s premier economic-education non-profit organization, specializing in placing volunteers from the business community into classrooms in Hamilton, Catoosa, Marion and Walker County Schools. JA of Chattanooga will serve 10,500 students with the help of more than 500 volunteers during the 2012/2013 School Year.

Tables and individual seating are available.


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