JA Bowl-a-Thon | Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans

JA Bowl-a-Thon

JA Bowl-a-Thon
What is the Bowl-A-Thon?
The Bowl-A-Thon is Junior Achievement's largest people dependent annual fundraiser. The Bowl-A-Thon consists of employees from local companies and their family and friends forming a team of 5 bowlers to raise funds to benefit Junior Achievement programs. Each team of 5 is asked to raise a minimum of $500 or $700 in pledges, depending on the location. Each team will enjoy FREE food and drinks at the bowling event, as well as, the opportunity to win great door prizes. Individual bowling prizes are awarded to each bowler based on the amount of funds raised.
 
Why bowl for Junior Achievement?
This year more than 1,500 volunteers from various area companies will donate their time to teach Junior Achievement programs to more than 30,000 students in grades K through 12. With the help of our fundraisers, Junior Achievement provides the program materials to the volunteers at no charge to use at participating JA schools.  The results…students are exposed to dynamic role models who reinforce the importance of education and staying in school while laying a foundation for success.  The more funds raised, the more programs JA can provide and the more students JA can reach!
 
What is my company's obligation/goal?
Each participating company is asked to select a Company Coordinator to be the main contact between JA and your company. The Company Coordinator selects and motivates Team Captains, who recruit 4 team members to create a team of 5 bowlers. The Team Captains work with their team to raise the minimum team pledge and a $25.00 registration fee per bowler. Pledges are flat rate contributions made by the bowler's family, friends, co-workers, associates, neighbors, etc. Once your company has formed its teams, they will participate in the Bowl-A-Thon on a date arranged by the Team Captain and JA.
 
What are the benefits to my company?
The Bowl-A-Thon is a lot of fun and a great way for your company to have a social event while benefiting Junior Achievement. The event is also a team building opportunity, it allows company leaders to interact with employees and their families in a fun environment and it promotes awareness in the community that your company actively supports the education of our future workforce.
 
The Events
Not only do your bowlers get to enjoy the FREE food, drink, prizes, music, and fun at the Bowl-A-Thon, but they also get to enjoy 2 additional events associated with the Bowl-A-Thon. A Kick-Off Party to be held to start the bowling season.  It's a fun, informal event where your bowlers can meet and mingle with other participating companies, enjoy FREE food, drink and prizes as well as learn more about the Bowl-A-Thon from JA staff. An Awards Party is held after the bowling season to recognize and award bowlers for their accomplishments in raising pledges. All bowlers raising their minimum are invited to this event.

Let's get the ball rolling! 

For more information or to register a team, contact Gail Smith: (504) 569-8657.
 
 
Sponsor Opportunities
 
$10,000 Title Sponsor
  • LOGO prominently displayed on promotional and marketing materials as Title Sponsor
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS and publicity through news releases and announcements during event
  • BANNER display of your company supplied banner on the day of event
  • ATTENDANCE and exposure at pre and post event, opportunity for promotions, marketing, and direct interaction
  • 3 BOWLING TEAMS in the event
 
$5,000 Event Sponsor
  • LOGO prominently displayed on promotional and marketing materials as Event Sponsor
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS and publicity through news releases and announcements during event
  • BANNER display of your company supplied banner on the day of event
  • ATTENDANCE and exposure at pre and post event, opportunity for promotions, marketing, and direct interaction
  • 2 BOWLING TEAMS in the event
      
$2,500 Kick-Off Event Sponsor
  • LOGO prominently displayed on promotional and marketing materials as Kick – Off Sponsor
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS and publicity through news releases and announcements during event
  • Company supplied banner displayed at Kick-Off location
  • 1 BOWLING TEAM in the event
 
$1,500 T-Shirt Sponsor
  • LOGO prominently displayed on promotional and marketing materials as T-Shirt Sponsor
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS and publicity through news releases and announcements during event
  • BANNER display of your company supplied banner on the day of event
  • ATTENDANCE and exposure at pre and post event, opportunity for promotions, marketing, and direct interaction
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