More than 5,000 participants from more than 100 companies will soon hit the lanes to help Junior Achievement (JA) provide financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurial programs to local students. The 30th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon, presented by Pinnacol Assurance, is a team building and community involvement event for many local companies including Anadarko, Ball, Encana, FirstBank, Jackson, King Soopers, Newmont, Pepsi and Prologis. The goal of this year’s JA Bowl-A-Thon is to raise $940,000. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the JA Bowl-A-Thon will be used to help JA to reach 107,000 students during the 2012/13 school year.
WHO: 5,000 bowlers from more than 100 Front Range companies
WHAT: The JA Bowl-A-Thon is supported by a record number of companies, many of which seek fun, meaningful activities for their employees and want to support JA’s K-12 business/economic programs
WHEN: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14
WHERE: Metro-area bowling alleys
WHY: The JA Bowl-A-Thon is JA’s largest single source of funding; proceeds from the event provide funding for 25% of JA programs, which this year will supports our outreach to more than 25,000 K-12 students in Denver and along the Front Range. The K-12 programs, taught by volunteers from the business community, cover the basic concepts of business and economics and emphasize the relevance of education.
SPONSORS: Pinnacol Assurance (presenting sponsor), AMF Bowling Centers, Ball, Deloitte., Denver Cutthroats, FirstBank, Frontier Airlines, Grease Monkey, Jamba Juice, Suncor, and Waterway Carwash
To learn more about the JA Bowl-A-Thon or to support a bowler, visit www.JABowlAThon.org.
About Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc.
Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) prepares young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy. During the 2012/13 school year, JA will provide programs to 107,000 students throughout Metro Denver, Northern Colorado and Wyoming. These programs are always free to schools thanks to more than 5,000 volunteers and the generous support of donors. For more information, visit www.JAColorado.org.