Every year, Junior Achievement of Arkansas is helping to prepare the leaders of tomorrow by teaching young students about how money, careers and business work. Junior Achievement connects K-12 students with successful men and women who serve as role-models that they can learn from.
And it’s working. Last year alone, the organization impacted roughly 13,000 students across the state. Since JA’s establishment in Arkansas in the mid-1980s, approximately 276,000 studentsin Arkansas have been touched by Junior Achievement’s programs.
How can you help to continue this legacy? Simple – a game of bowling.
This year, Junior Achievement of Arkansas is holding a Turkey Bowl to raise funds for its educational programs. Teams of five can sign up to participate in the Turkey Bowl, which will be held at North Little Rock’s Millennium Bowl, and raise money for the cause.
Currently, the goal is to raise $47,650 for Junior Achievement of Arkansas.
Each team will receive two bowling games, food and drinks. Team members will also get to bowl a frozen turkey – the winner gets a Thanksgiving turkey!
Participating in Turkey Bowl is easy – there’s only five steps. Build a team of five bowlers, then pick one of three available time slots, pick a team name, register to bowl, and then start raising money. There is a sixth step, actually, have fun bowling!
The three time slots for Turkey Bowl are 11 am to 1 pm, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, and 4 to 6 pm.
Individuals can also donate to Junior Achievement even if they cannot make Turkey Bowl. Those who donate $30 or more will be put in a prize drawing.
To participate in the fundraising without bowling, register as a participant online, click on “Turkey” Donor” and then click on “Continue as an Individual Fundraiser.”
Event sponsorships are available for Turkey Bowl. Arkansas Money & Politics and AY Magazine are serving as the media sponsors while Windstream is the Turkey Lane Sponsor. The presenting sponsor is CenterPoint Energy. Other sponsors include BKD CPAs and Advisors, Caterpillar, Centennial Bank, Marco’s Pizza and PWC.
Registration is $50 per bowler, and $250 for a full team.
The Turkey Bowl will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at Millennium Bowl in North Little Rock.