Junior Achievement Calls for Sponsors for Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser


Do you like to bowl?

If you do, consider gathering a group of friends, family, or colleagues to support your local Junior Achievement chapter.

“Simply put, Junior Achievement is a wonderful youth development organization whose focus is to help students understand personal finance, to help them see how vital entrepreneurship is to our economy, and to help them understand what skills employers are seeking in the workplace,” said Michelle Green, executive director of the JA Angelina County chapter.

During 2014-2015, JA impacted more than 4.6 million U.S. students in more than 201,000 classrooms, according to their website. The group works with students grades K-12 on a volunteer-basis by offering programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills.

“For Angelina County, it’s an exciting three nights of fun and camaraderie,” Green said. “This year we will have three separate nightly themes including JA Super Hero on Monday night, S’mores & Strikes Bowling under the Stars with Woodland Heights on Tuesday night, and the Totally Awesome 80s Party with Lufkin ER on Thursday night. No matter which night you choose, you are supporting Junior Achievement and helping us teach vital skills to Angelina County students.”

The proceeds from Bowl-A-Thon go directly to the Angelina County JA chapter, and teams of five can attend the three themed nights at 6 p.m. Superhero Night is on Monday, Feb. 6, Bowling Under the Stars Night is on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Totally 80’s Night is on Thursday, Feb. 9. Teams can be sponsored with either a Gold Sponsor or a Team Sponsor.

The Gold Sponsor is $750 per team and provides program kits for seven classrooms or 175 students. It also provides opportunities for the sponsor to have a presence in classrooms, recognition before, during, and after the event, and recognition on the JA Angelina County Website, Facebook, and event signage.

The Team Sponsor is $325 per team and allows sponsors to put together their own company or personal team or sponsor a team of Angelina County educators.

“Not only is the bowl-a-thon a fun night, it’s also our largest fundraiser,” Green said. “We greatly depend on the success of this fundraiser to allow us to continue to implement our programs in Angelina County classrooms.”

To find more information and/or sign up, visit www.JuniorAchievementAngelinaCounty.org.