Fort Bend County community leaders accept challenge for Junior Achievement’s Bowl-A-Thon

The cities of Missouri City and Sugar Land have challenged each other in their support of Junior Achievement’s hands-on learning programs for students in Fort Bend County.

On May 3, from 12 noon – 3:00pm AMF Stafford Lanes will host teams of city employees, faculty and staff from Fort Bend schools, and local businesses to determine who can generate the most participation and raise the most money to help JA provide financial literacy based programs to over 30,000 students across the county.

The city of Sugar Land participated in the JA Bowl-a-Thon last year and is now extending a challenge to Missouri City.

“Missouri City is proud to join Sugar Land in support of Junior Achievement and students across our community,” Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen said. “We enjoy a friendly competition and hope it continues for years to come.”

While supporting the expansion of the JA curricula in Fort Bend, each bowler has the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with local educators, business owners, and colleagues.

“This kind of community support and competition between cities is beneficial and fun,” James Thompson, Sugar Land City Mayor said. “We look forward to having a successful event.”

While teams compete to raise funds, local businesses, such as Santikos Theatres, Gigi’s Cupcakes and Snip-Its will provide prizes throughout the event; Crown Trophy will provide trophies for Best/Worst Costume, most money raised, and Champion of the Missouri City and Sugar Land challenge, etc. This challenge is extended to all cities and businesses in Fort Bend County.

Please contact Larry Washington, Program Director with Junior Achievement, at 713-682-4500 ext. 243 or lwashington@jahouston.org.

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