Junior Achievement, Northwest District to Honor Area Heroes at Annual JA Hero’s Gala

March 22, 2017
Andrew Martin Named 2017 JA Hero - JA Hero Recipients Identified
Eau Claire, WI – March 22, 2017 Goldridge Companies Leasing Agent Andrew Martin is slated to receive the 2017 JA Hero award at next month's JA Hero's Gala. Andrew will be recognized for his long-term commitment in giving of his time, talent and as a long-standing advocate of Junior Achievement's mission.
The Hero Gala is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate area individuals and businesses who champion the need to help area youth in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Along with Andrew, the following heroes will be celebrated at Wild Ridge Golf Course clubhouse on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Rachel Risberg, Co-Op Credit Union - JA Leadership Partner
Gary Clark, Altoona High School - JA Hero Educator
Brett Hansen, Turtle Lake Elementary- JA Hero Educator
Marina Abbott, Manpower - JA Hero Volunteer
Michael Hanson, Sterling Water Culligan - JA Hero Volunteer
Royal Credit Union - JA Hero Volunteer Partner
WESTconsin Credit Union - JA Hero Volunteer Partner
CCFBank - JA Hero Volunteer Partner
UnitedHealth Group - JA Hero Volunteer Partner
The evening also includes a silent auction.  Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/2017HeroGala or call 715-835-5566.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to educating 2nd-12th students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work-readiness through experiential hands-on programs. District staff collaborates with more than 690 volunteers and 670 teachers, educating more than 16,600 students throughout northwestern Wisconsin last school year. For more information visit us at http://wisconsin.ja.org/northwest-district or call 715-835-5566.
Lynn Barrie, Marketing Development Manager
lbarrie@jawis.org, (715) 835-5566 ext.26