Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon 2015-2016

What is the JA Bowl-A-Thon?
The JA Bowl-A-Thon is a fun teambuilding event that is designed to raise funds for Junior Achievement. Proceeds support JA's programs in work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy throughout eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois.

  • Your employees join together in a fundraising project to support the students that JA serves.
  • Team building occurs naturally as the team members develop and implement strategies to solicit donations on behalf of Junior Achievement.
  • While working together on the project and at the bowling center they network with others from your company and possibly from organizations throughout the area.
  • Our programs function as a partnership between JA, businesses, and schools. Junior Achievement volunteers bring their real-life experience into the classroom.
  • Your fundraising campaign culminates with your bowling event. Bowlers receive two hours of bowling, shoe rental, two beverage tickets, JA t-shirt, a chance at attendance prizes, other giveaways, and loads of fun.
  • Non-bowlers are welcome to fundraise as part of your campaign, and attend the event as spectators and the cheering section.


  • Registration Fee: Register for $20 and receive 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, door prize tickets, an event T-shirt, and drink tickets.
  • The suggested fundraising goal is $100 per bowler or $500 per team.
  • Goals can be reached by 10 donors contributing $10 each to a bowler's effort, or $20 from 5 people, or $5 from 20 people. You get the idea.
  • Event sponsorships are also available. Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

Want More Information?
Please contact Kaelen Carrier, Special Events Manager (636-728-0707 or kcarrier@jastl.org), to arrange a personal meeting or if you have any questions.

Getting Rolling

  • Choose a Company Coordinator to act as a liaison with JA and to be the driving force during the Bowl-A-Thon campaign.
  • Contact JA to coordinate your bowling time and location. We work with several local bowling centers, or you can suggest another location.
  • Once booked, JA will send the Company Coordinator materials for all teams and bowlers.
  • The Company Coordinator will stay in touch with Junior Achievement throughout the process. JA will be with you every step of the way.

Team Captains and Bowlers

  • This online fundraising system makes it easy to reach out to family, friends, coworkers, and anyone that cares about today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Set a fundraising goal of at least $100 per bowler. Work with your teammates to reach at least $500 per team.
  • You can send e-mails or post social media messages directly from this system.
  • Team Captains will START A TEAM
  • Bowlers will JOIN A TEAM
  • Prizes are awarded to bowlers that reach certain fundraising levels. Aim high!

Company Coordinators

If at any time you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kaelen Carrier, Special events Manager, at 636-728-0707 or kcarrier@jastl.org.