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Junior Achievement Invites San Diegans to Hit the Jackpot at Its Annual Casino Night on April 26

March 28, 2013

On Friday, April 26, Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties, a nonprofit that empowers young people to own their economic success, will host its Fourth Annual Casino Night at JA BizTown.

During the evening, the guests will enjoy dinner, drinks and a chance to win special prizes at several table games such as poker, bingo, blackjack and more. To start, the participants will receive $100 in playing chips with an opportunity to purchase more at the event. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.  

The annual fundraiser is hosted by Junior Achievement’s Community Development Advisory Group (CDAG) and focuses on raising money to provide the nonprofit’s programs such as JA BizTown, in-classroom education, JA Job Shadow and other programs that educate students on how to generate wealth, create jobs and apply entrepreneurial skills to their future workplace.

The event will be held on Friday, April 26 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at JA BizTown, a mini-city at Junior Achievement’s headquarters which provides a hands-on program in financial literacy program to 5th graders in San Diego. Junior Achievement is located at 4756 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120.

All proceeds from Casino Night will go to Junior Achievement of San Diego County’s programs. Tickets are $55 a person and available for purchase online. For more information on the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Perkins at

To learn more about Junior Achievement of San Diego, Inc., please visit   


JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SAN DIEGO, INC. works locally to reach 50,000 students in K-12 classrooms for the 2012-2013 school year, which takes thousands volunteers who lead classes and experiential programs.  For more information on programs in San Diego and Imperial Counties, visit