Mid Oregon Credit Union is proud to be a consistent participant in the Central Oregon Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. This year, on March 9th, the Bowl-A-Thon (BAT), held at Sun Mountain Fun Center in Bend, brought forty teams together providing the primary source of funds for local Junior Achievement (JA) programming.
Mid Oregon fielded 3 teams of five people each, and had the majority of bowlers on the local Central Oregon Chapter of Credit Unions team. Between all 18 Mid Oregon bowlers and financial support generated by our “Jeans 4 JA” Day on March 3rd, we contributed about $3,500. Thanks to all the bowlers who raised the funds, and a special thanks to all the Mid Oregon and Central Oregon community members who also supported us.
What is the JA Bowl-A-Thon?
The Bowl-a-Thon is Junior Achievement’s annual fundraising event. Over 40 company teams and 200 individuals participated in the 2017 event. Companies throughout our community formed teams of bowlers with each bowler raising money from family, friends and colleagues. Bowlers were guaranteed to have fun while mingling with other participants and enjoying donated pizza, beer and Pepsi all to benefit Junior Achievement of Central Oregon!
What Impact Does JA Have On Central Oregon?
• Over 2,000 students in more than 65 classes will receive volunteer-led JA programs comprised of five to seven one-hour sessions.
• By incorporating their own experiences, volunteers help translate classroom theory to real-world application using a prepared JA kit with all needed lessons and materials.
• JA Finance Park, geared toward middle and high school students, combines teacher-led sessions with a one-day, high-tech immersed financial literacy simulation located at the Redmond Expo Center during the week of April 17, 2017. Volunteers mentor students as they compare costs of typical household expenses, develop a balanced family budget and learn to live within their means.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their future economic success by delivering volunteer-led, in-class programs to students in grades K-12 which provide them knowledge and skills in three critical areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Founded nationally in 1919, JA’s Central Oregon district office opened in 2011.
Junior Achievement’s vision is to have students at all grade levels equipped to be future productive, thriving members of our community. We’ll do that by partnering with educators and JA volunteers who share their time and talent to mentor students. Of course, organizations and individuals willing to contribute their financial resources are a needed component too.
Bowl-A-Thon Participation Organizations
KIng Pin Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Supporting Sponsors: St. Charles Health System, Columbia State Bank, Summit Bank, Vacation Internationale & Umpqua Bank
Corporate Sponsor: Cascade Natural Gas
Lane Sponsors:Assist 2 Sell, Newport Avenue Market, Bigfoot Beverages, Croutons & Hayden Homes
In-Kind Sponsors: 10 Barrell, Deschutes Brewery, Bigfoot Beverages, Red Plate Foods & Atlas Cider
|Participating Team Organizations- multiple teams = (m)
|Bank of the Cascades
|Central Oregon Chapter of Credit Unions
|Central Oregon Realtors
|Columbia State Bank
|Consumer Cellular (m)
|Deschutes County Title
|Francis, Hanson & Martin
|Jones & Roth CPAs
|Mid Oregon Credit Union (m)
|Newport Avenue Market (m)
|Prime Lending (m)
|Redhawk Network Security
|Redmond School District
|St. Charles Health System
|Umpqua Bank (m)
|Wells Fargo (m)
|Bowl-A-Thon 2017 Pictures