It’s time to start figuring out which of your friends and co-workers can throw a hook, hit the 7-10 split and knows how to score a turkey.
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is inviting all bowling enthusiasts and beginners to its eighth annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at HeadPinz Entertainment Center, 14513 Global Parkway in Fort Myers. Bowl-A-Thon is led by event chair, Cia Sherman of Parr Moto.
The annual social event creates an opportunity for colleagues, friends, neighbors and families to spend an evening together at the bowling alley while raising funds for Junior Achievement’s vast offering of business-oriented programs for local students.
If participants sign up before the early bird date of July 1, they are being challenged to raise at least $600 for a six-member bowling team. After July 1, teams will be challenged to raise a minimum of $750 per six-member bowling team. Each individual bowler will receive an event T-shirt, food and drinks, two adult beverages, bowling shoes rental and lane rental.
The title sponsor for the JA Bowl-A-Thon is Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Entech is a gold sponsor. Additional opportunities are still available for gold ($2,000) and silver ($1,000) sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the Bowl-A-Thon will be used to provide work readiness programs, entrepreneurship guidance and financial literacy programs to more than 12,000 area students.
About Junior Achievement:
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 200 classroom business volunteers during the 2017-2018 school year to provide nearly 63,800 hours of instruction to more than 11,600 students in 519 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.