Why JA?

Getting Started

  • 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. 

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 $25 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 Kristi Dunkelberger, Special Events Manager (636-728-0707 or kdunkelberger@jastl.org), to arrange a personal meeting or if you have any questions.