The 6th Annual Media Celebrity Bowling Challenge will be held today from 10:30am to 11:30am on Transit Lane. AM Buffalo went live on Transit Lanes today to speak with John Crawford, President of WNY’s Junior Achievement. He explains what Junior Achievements are and says that WNY’s Junior Achievements are part of national and international organizations.They teach kindergarten children up to the age of 12th Entrepreneurship, Professional Career Readiness and Financial Literacy Grades. He tells us that he works with schools and other nonprofits to do this, and thinks the most important part is doing it with community volunteers.
The Media Celebrity Bowling Challenge sees local media talent bowl five frames to compete for the coveted JA Golden Bowling Pin. This event is held to raise awareness for the WNY Bowl-a-Thon’s annual junior achievements. This is our first time back in 37 years (after several years off due to the pandemic). Emily and Mercedes are participating this year.
Babcock, WNY’s Junior Achievement, said Bowl Asson will be held on March 4th in both March and May this year.th and 11th and May 3rdrd.
This fundraiser typically raises a quarter of JA’s total operating budget. In the past, Bowlerson’s earnings have enabled JA to reach out to her more than 16,000 WNY students across 174 schools and community organizations. Their goal is to return to pre-pandemic funding levels and raise over $170,000 again.
Bank of America’s Ted Janicki says he’s been supporting Junior Achievements locally for 34 years. He said they are the presenting sponsors of Bowl-A-Thon, the workforce development and job opportunities for youth that they support nationally and bring Bank of America’s resources down to the local level. It’s a big thing they want to be able to do. It’s really important to them to make sure they’re making a local impact on our young people here.
For more information on WNY Junior Achievements, visit westernnewyork.en.org/.
For more information on Bowl A Thon, please visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/2023-jawny-bowlathon/page/967459/.