70 teams have registered for Bowl-A-Thon

Published on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:10 - Written by Staff Reports

About 70 teams have registered for this weekend’s 24th annual Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Junior Achievement of Tyler, but teams can still sign up and take part, Jim Guay, executive director, said Tuesday.

The event will run Friday and Saturday at Green Acres Bowl in Tyler.

Teams of four people need not be regular bowlers. They just need to play two games.

There is no cost to enter, but each bowler must collect at least $50 in pledges. 

Each person who gives $10 gets a chance to win a television or a Kindle Fire.  Prizes will be given away at the event and the grand prize is a vacation for two with airfare and a two-night stay.

The Bowl-A-Thon raises money for the materials used in Junior Achievement classes.

Volunteers present the organization’s program to students to help them learn about financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship.  For more information or to provide a donation call 903-581-7482. Teams can register online at tyler.ja.org/.

Junior Achievement’s core purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.  The programs teach financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. 

Almost 4,000 Tyler area kindergarteners through 12th-graders in 190 classes are receiving Junior Achievement lessons this year.

Since 1988, Junior Achievement in Tyler has reached more 93,000 area students.