Fundraising event to support student programs on financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship

 
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 seventh annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at HeadPinz Entertainment Center, 14513 Global Parkway in Fort Myers. Bowl-A-Thon is led by event chair, Taylor Loethen of Scott Fischer Enterprises.

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.

Participants are being challenged to raise at least $750 for a six-member bowling team. Each individual will receive a team T-shirt, food and drinks, two adult beverages, bowling shoes rental and lane rental.

Bowl-A-Thon sponsors include Arthrex, Inc. and Entech as gold level sponsors and Data Ninjas as a silver level sponsor. Additional opportunities are still available for title ($3,000), 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 11,000 area students.

Additional Bowl-A-Thon information is available online at www.JASWFL.org, by calling 239-225-2590 or by emailing Stephanie Hoffman at shoffman@jaswfl.org.

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 in over 100 countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 280 classroom business volunteers during the 2016-2017 school year to provide more than 10,600 students with Junior Achievement programs in excess of 440 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 info@jaswfl.org.