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Sip, Play, and Win at Junior Achievement’s “Wine Down for BizTown”

Blind wine tasting, music and lots of fun are what Junior Achievement of Memphis is offering at its second annual Wine Down for BizTown event.

The Young Professionals Board of Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South has come up with a unique networking event allowing participants to sip wine, win prizes, and play games, all for a good cause.

Wine Down for BizTown is only in its second year but has quickly become a local favorite, selling more than 100 tickets in its inaugural year. This year organizers said guests can expect even more fun and experiences, including more giveaways and a silent auction that will feature more than 50 items. Proceeds for the event will help benefit the myriad of programs offered by Junior Achievement, including its one-of-a-kind JA BizTown, an innovative program for 4th to 6th graders connecting what they learn in the class to real-world scenarios.

Wine Down for BizTown will allow participants to form teams of up to three people to join in on the fun.

Here’s how it works:

Teams will bring in three of the same bottles of wine. Two of the bottles will be blind tasted and will be voted on throughout the night. If your team brought the wine that’s voted the best one of the night, you get to take home a ‘grand haul’ of all the remaining bottles of wine.

” It costs $30 to send a child through one of JA’s simulations and that’s the cost of a Wine Down ticket. So guests get to enjoy a night of fun, while also knowing that their ticket purchase helped one student go through our program. There are a lot of opportunities for networking and fun during Wine Down, but overall it is a great way for us to get people down to JA. Through our partnership with Simmons Bank this year, we have been able to add a lot of experience value to the event.We are hoping it becomes a staple summer event in Memphis.”

-Ellen Celosky, Junior Achievement, Director of Marketing & Events

In addition to the wine tasting competition, guests will enjoy local food favorites, music, and giveaways throughout the night. The Wine Down for BizTown fundraiser is set to take place, June 14 at the JA headquarters at 307 Madison Avenue. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

Serving thousands of students each year, JA of Memphis’ programming is led by a mix of volunteers in varying industries. Nationally, more than 100 million students have been involved in JA since 1919, with close to 900,000 participating in the Memphis program. JA BizTown, formerly known as Exchange City, is one of the organization’s premier programs teaching students about financial literacy. You can learn more about Junior Achievement of Memphis and its BizTown programming by visiting their website.



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