What is Achieve-A-Bowl?
Achieve-A-Bowl is all about having fun with co-workers, family, and friends while raising money to help bring Junior Achievement of Rhode Island (JARI) programs into more classrooms. It is JARI's oldest and largest community event, having raised more than $1,100,000 in its 28 year history.
Achieve-A-Bowl wouldn't be possible with out the support of our generous sponsors. Check out this year's sponsors!
Why Junior Achievement?
Junior Achievement of Rhode Island is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JARI provides in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K - 12 that focus on the three content areas of workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
How to Begin
1 - Make sure you've signed up with your company's bowlathon coordinator and joined a team. If your company doesn't have a team, but you'd like to create one, you can complete this form or contact Paula Smith, Senior Manager of Development & Special Events at Junior Achievement, via e-mail, or call (401) 331-3850.
2 - Register yourself and a guest for the Achieve-A-Bowl Kick Off Dinner on January 23, 2013. At this casual Kick-Off Dinner you'll learn more about the event and how to get your company involved. You'll hear from JA staff and other company coordinators about how to recruit teams and fundraise for this Party with a Purpose! Register here for the Kick-Off Dinner.
3 - Go to the official Achieve-A-Bowl page on FirstGiving and click on the "Join Now" button. If you have a Firstgiving account, log-in; if you don't have an account, you'll need to register.
4 - Once you've registered, join your company's team by selecting your company from the drop-down list.
5 - Now that you've joined your company's team, you'll be directed to your own fundraising page that you can customize with your own text and photos. You can use some of the resources below for helpful hints setting up your fundraising page.
6 - Once your fundraising page is set-up you can e-mail your friends and family to ask for their support.
7- Don't forget to use social media tools to tell all of your friends about it on Facebook and Twitter!
Here are some helpful resources to help you and your team:
* Use this Bowler Brochure to help recruit bowlers.
* If you customize the text on your fundraising page, here are some of JA's core messages that you can use.
* Here are some sample posts you can put on Facebook to help recruit more bowlers or direct donors to your fundraising page.
* Cash receipt forms for individuals who make offline, cash donations
* Directions to Lang's Bowlarama in Cranston
* List of prizes based on money raised by individual bowlers.
* Did we miss something? Check out some frequently asked questions.