Activities

the Jackson r-2 Foundation hosts events you won't want to miss!

Read about our most popular events below, and check our calendar for upcoming events!

For ticket information or any other questions, contact us here!

 

Homecoming All School Reunion Alumni and Friends Tailgate Party:

Join the Jackson R-2 School District Foundation for the annual Homecoming All School Reunion held on the large Event Center parking lot outside of the football stadium behind the press box. This is a free event sponsored by First State Community Bank. Enjoy free food and drinks while supplies last on Friday, September 8, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Visit with your classmates and community members, listen to the Marching Chiefs as they stop by the event to share music with the crowd, bring your family! Kids will receive J-Spear face paint and more! 

 

Alumni and Friends Golf Event:

Save the date for the 2018 Jackson R-2 School District Foundation Alumni and Friends Golf Event, Friday, June 15, 2018. 

Download the flyer here

The Jackson R-2 School District Foundation Alumni and Friends Golf Event which began in 2003, has grown to one of the largest golf events in the area with over 300 people on the golf course that day. The event features two tournaments in one day which raises money for the Teaching and Learning Grant fund, which gives money back to teachers and students in the form of grants. 

In the morning, a tournament for booster teams and friends of the Foundation is held. This event features many sponsors and local businesses in the the area who provide fun and food on every hole on the course all in the name of supporting the Jackson R-2 Foundation and it’s programs.  In the afternoon, pure class teams made of Alumni from specific graduating years is held. A class team tournament champion is chosen and a traveling trophy and all the bragging rights accompany the winning team for a year. The event sells out right away, serving as one of the largest fundraisers and “fun”raisers for the Jackson R-2 Foundation. The reunion like atmosphere in the afternoon brings alumni and friends from across the United States to Jackson for this event. 

 

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Red & Black Affair:

The Red & Black Affair is a one of a kind gala held typically on the first weekend in February to raise money for the Jackson R-2 School District Foundation Technology Fund. The event began in 2009 as a way to bring alumni and friends together to celebrate the success and history of the Jackson Schools. It has since grown to a premiere “party with a purpose” for over 550 people who purchase tickets selling out the event completely before the event can even be advertised each year! 

Local businesses and merchants rally behind this event sponsoring this gala on many levels. Guests who attend are welcomed to a fun and inviting, classy atmosphere featuring delicious food by Jackson’s own Tractor’s restaurant, live music, an auction featuring one a kind Jackson inspired items, games and more! There are always a few surprises at the event for guests to enjoy such as the prize wheel...something new and fun is added each year! 

Save the date for the 2019 Red & Black Affair, Saturday, February 2, 2019. Tickets and tables of 8 will go on sale in early November. Tickets are usually sold out by mid-December. Act fast to reserve your table! 

 

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