Main Information

Start Time
April 14, 2023
6:00pm
End Time
April 14, 2023
9:00pm
Boardwalk Bowl
10749 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817

To register your company for this Bowl-a-Thon or to get information for a different date, email kbrown@jacentralfl.org.

What is Junior Achievement (JA)?

Junior Achievement offers financial literacy, college and career readiness, and entrepreneurship education to more than 40,000 students in grades K-12 each year. JA empowers students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world.

How does my role in the JA Bowl-A-Thon make a difference?

Through the pledges you raise in the JA Bowl-A-Thon, you help to cover the cost of student program materials. The Bowl-A-Thon is JA’s largest fundraiser of the year with over 8,500 bowlers from all across Central Florida. Your fundraising efforts play a crucial role in providing financial literacy programming to local students each school year! Each team of 5 bowlers is asked to raise $550, which will support 1 classroom of students to receive the JA program.

Research shows that students who receive Junior Achievement education…

  • connect what is learned in the classroom to the outside world and their future
  • are 12% more likely to go to college immediately after high school
  • gain the skills and confidence to pursue entrepreneurial careers
  • outperform traditional economics students in all areas of financial literacy

Event Overview

The 2023 Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon event takes place on April 14 from 6:00 - 9:00pm at Boardwalk Bowl (10749 E. Colonial Dr.). Invite your clients, vendors or competitors to bowl with you, and we’ll bring some fun contests and challenges for everyone!

How to Participate

Being a part of the Bowl-A-Thon is simple! Just select a coordinator to organize your company’s involvement in the event by acting as a liaison and by recruiting team captains, who in turn recruit 5-6 other bowlers. Each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $100. A variety of prizes will be awarded for additional monies raised. JA will provide support and materials to help you with your fundraising.

Day of the Event

Junior Achievement makes it easy for you to be involved! Not only do we schedule the event with the bowling center, we staff your Bowl-A-Thon! Count on us to handle the registration, distribute prizes and make sure everyone has fun. Plus, before the event we can help offer “best practices” and hold Team Captain Meetings to motivate your employees. Each coordinator will also be equipped with easy-to-use Bowl-a-thon tips.

Prizes

The more money each bowler raises, the better the prizes to be won! Bowlers can win fun and fabulous prizes and gift cards from local Central Florida merchants, and a special grand prize for the event’s top fundraisers.

There will also be numerous giveaways and prizes on the night of the event, including awards for best team costumes, best team spirit, most money raised, and - everyone’s favorite - the most gutter balls!

Get Involved – Bowl for a Cause!

No previous bowling experience is required! Bowl-A-Thon is simple and fun for everyone. This event is a great way to connect with fellow employees and have fun, all while raising funds for today’s youth and giving back to your community. Thank you for your support of our goal to reach 40,000 students this year!

Race Registration Opens March 6!

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