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the fourth annual

Junior Achievement

Stock Market Challenge presented by M&T Bank

Event for WNY Students November 15, 2012 9:45 am Adam’s Mark Hotel Buffalo, NY

The JA Stock Market Challenge How it works! The JA Stock Market Challenge is an unpredictable ride through the highs and lows of the stock market! All the energy and excitement of the stock trading floor is simulated in this innovative, high-tech event. Teams of four compete in a race to accumulate the highest portfolio. May the Best Traders Win! Each team begins the game with $500,000 trading dollars to invest in fictitious stock. Once the trading begins, every 80 seconds is a new trading day in a volatile market! Players track their stock portfolio and their team’s standings on three massive screens. Teams buy and sell stocks from “traders” equipped with hand-held computers that instantly send trades to the system. Throughout the event, teams receive News Releases and Hot Stock Tips to help them evaluate stock performance. The team with the largest portfolio after 60 days of trading WINS! Fabulous prizes are awarded to the top three teams and the number one team gets the honor of taking the JA Stock Market Challenge Traveling Bull trophy home for the year!

They have the dream. You inspire the pursuit. Become a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer and change the lives of Western New York students. We need volunteers for the fall and spring semesters to teach JA programs. The time commitment is minimal, but the impact is phenomenal! Visit our website at or call Justine Januszkiewicz at (716) 853-1381 x 16 for more information. Learn more about JA of WNY by visiting

Make an investment in the future of WNY Students There is no better way to ensure the future success of our young people than by joining Junior Achievement in its efforts to raise educational achievement in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness. Through your involvement in the Stock Market Challenge more children will reap the benefits of our programs; gaining the leadership skills, confidence and knowledge that will improve their lives and secure their futures.

As a corporate sponsor, you will be giving WNY High School students the opportunity to take part in this high tech stock market simulation, as well as providing them with ongoing financial literacy and economic education in the form of JA programs presented in their classrooms throughout the year.


Opportunities Available

PRESENTING Sponsor $12,500 SOLD


Future Financier $5,000

Portfolio $3000

Trader $3000 SOLD

Hot Stock Tip $3,000

Blue Chip $2,500

News Release $2,000

Preferred Share $1,500








Online Educational Materials

Student Team Portfolios

Trader's T-Shirts

All Hot Stock Tips

All Portfolio Statements

All New Releases

Portfolio Statement Tickets

Name and logo prominently displayed on

All Event Materials and Event Logo

Welcome students and ring Opening Bell


Opportunity to display company banner



Name and Logo prominently displayed on big screen /scrolling screen







Annual Progress Report

Name/Logo as Presenting Sponsor

Name/Logo as Future Financier Sponsor

Name/Logo as Portfolio Sponsor

Name/Logo as Trader Sponsor

Name/ Logo as Hot Stock Tip Sponsor

Listed as Blue Chip Sponsor

Listed as News Release Sponsor

Name, logo and description of company as one of the trading stocks









JAWNY web site, social media, press & newsletter









The Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge has been the finest financial educational program I have experienced. The experience and knowledge that I have taken from this program have significantly increased my interest in business, the stock market, and finance overall. This experience showed me how to manage money effectively and wisely to invest it into the game. Nicholas H. JA SMC ’11

Other available investment opportunities include: Student Lunch Sponsor $1,200 Your company will be acknowledged on JAWNY web site, social media, press & newsletter. Student Team Sponsor $500 This sponsorship allows for one high school team to participate in the event. Your company will be acknowledged on JAWNY web site, social media, press & newsletter. Fictitious Stock Sponsor $250 Name, logo and description of company as a trading stock.

2012 Sponsors:

Preparing and inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement provides volunteer led financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workreadiness programs to students in grades K-12. During the 20102011 school year we reached 12,033 students in 704 classrooms in 144 different schools throughout Western New York. We rely on the generosity of our community to provide programs to students. If you would like to support our mission as a classroom volunteer or investor, please visit for more information..

Thank You 2011 Sponsors! Junior Achievement would like to take this opportunity to thank those companies and individuals who helped make the 2011 JA Stock Market Challenge a success.

Presenting Sponsor:

Portfolio Sponsor

Trader Sponsor

Education Sponsor

Blue Chip Sponsors

News Release Sponsor

Team Sponsors

Stock Market Challenge MC: Tracy Cardwell from LPCiminelli Additional Donors and In-Kind Supporters Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, Buffalo Games, Jim Gramkee, Graphic Controls, Great Lakes Concrete, Jerry Hathaway, Hodson Russ, Lasertron, NOCO Energy Corp., Papa John’s, Rizotto Restaurant, Tops Friendly Markets, Tully’s Restaurant, and West Herr Automotive Group

Yes! I want to make an impact on the lives of Western New York High School Students! ! Sold

! Sold

Title Sponsor


Future Financier Sponsor Portfolio Sponsor

$5,000 $3,000

Trader Sponsor Hot Stock Tip Sponsor Blue Chip Sponsor News Release Sponsor Preferred Share Sponsor Student Lunch Sponsor Student Team Sponsor Stock Option

$3,000 $3,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,200 $500 $250

Company Name









Thank you for your support of Junior Achievement of WNY, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID #16-0821488 Please email or fax this form to: Anne Killeen – Development Manager Junior Achievement of WNY * 275 Oak Street, Suite 222 * Buffalo, NY 14203 Fax: 716 853-1385

2012 Stock Market Challenge Sponsorship Opportunities  

This booklet describes opportunities to support Western New York's premiere educational event for high school students.

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