Sunday, June 25th, 2017

JA Bowl-A-Thon raises $9,000, financial literacy

Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Over 80 community members and business leaders put on their bowling shoes and gathered together at Rainbow Lanes on Saturday, February 25 for the second annual “Achieve-a-Bowl,” a bowling fundraiser supporting Junior Achievement of Huntington County. Participants had a great time bowling and winning prizes, all while raising funds to continue the Junior Achievement programs serving Huntington County.

Junior Achievement programs empower young people to own their future economic success by focusing on three key content areas: work readiness entrepreneurship and financial literacy. In large part, the “Achieve-a-Bowl” was made successful because of generous area businesses that sponsored the event and teams.

Title sponsors were First Farmers Bank & Trust and JJ’s. Other sponsors included, First Federal Savings Bank, Bendix, Edward Jones, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Bippus State Bank, Optimist Club of Huntington County, Lime City Title, PNC Bank Roanoke, Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority and Beacon Credit Union.

“Our goal is to raise money for valuable financial literacy programming and have a lot of fun doing it – what better way than to get a group of friends together to bowl and win prizes!” said John Garrott, board president.

Local businesses from Huntington were extremely generous donating door prizes to ensure every participant left with a prize. Bowlers ended their bowling day bonding with friends, family and co-workers all while earning prizes from local businesses.

This year the Junior Achievement programs serving Huntington County will reach more than 1,600 local youth in elementary, middle and high school. Over 90 area parents and community leaders will be JA volunteers sharing their time and the JA programs with area youth. For more information, contact Jennifer Vanderpool, development manager, (260) 484-2543.