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Join Us and Learn More about Successful Bowl-a-Thon Coordination

December 19th, 2013

Bowl-a-Thon Tips & Tricks 


JA will be reaching over 470,000 students this year, and we couldn’t do it without you. Let us spend some time sharing best practices and learning how we can all make a bigger impact in 2014.

Open to all past coordinators, anyone considering an event or anyone who just wants to have breakfast and start their day off bowling.

Ways to Participate at the Event:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

8-8:30a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:00a.m. Presentation
9:00 -10:00a.m. Open Bowling

10pin Bowling Alley
330 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654

RSVP BY 1/15/14
Sarah Hotchkiss
312.715.1300 x259

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JA’s Bowl-a-Thon Season Kick-off

December 18th, 2012


JA Chicago kicked off the 2013 Bowl-a-Thon season with a Monopoly themed kick-off event of over 30 sponsoring company representatives gathering to celebrate their achievements and focus on how to make next year’s fundraising efforts even more successful.   After a delicious hot breakfast generously provided by 10Pin Bowling Lounge and a presentation delivered by two exceptional JA students, the ideas and best practice sharing were underway.

This year, company coordinators are planning to increase donations at their events through the following avenues:

  • Leverage executive support to increase participation
  • Encourage online donating
  • Capitalize on competitions between departments
  • Display the JA mission

The top 10 Bowl-a-Thon companies were also announced by our student representatives.  The winners were unveiled and displayed on the 2013 Top Ten Towel; another giveaway provided to folks who show up to bowl on behalf of Junior Achievement.

For more information on how to set up a Bowl-a-Thon for your company contact

Ann Kniola at 312-715-1300 x 260 or