About JA Maker Bowl

The JA Maker Bowl is a bowling fundraiser that is a fun mix of team-building, networking and philanthropy. You’ll be joining other Austin-area businesses and supporters of JA of Central Texas in helping to empower young people to succeed in a global economy through our proven programs in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career readiness.

The event date is Thursday, September 13th at Westgate Lanes in Austin. There are 2 bowling shifts, 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

Funds raised by each team ($500) supports providing JA’s programming to a classroom for an entire semester. 

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How to Get Started 

1)     A team captain gathers a team of five
2)     Register team online at www.bit.ly/RegisterJAMakerBowl2018.
3)     Bowlers secure donations from family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.
4)     Bowling teams meet at Westgate Lanes on September 13th for two fun games of
bowling.  Each bowler receives a pair of cool JA Maker bowl socks and the chance to win door prizes.                   

The online system makes collecting donations a breeze! After captains have registered their teams, each team member will receive a link to set up their online fundraising pages. Team members can then share their fundraising pages through social media or send their donation links by email to their families and friends. Teams can also raise funds through a variety of other ways - click here for ideas.

Register a Team

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Westgate Lanes

2701 W. William Cannon

Austin, TX 78745


2:00 – 4:00 pm

4:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost:  $125 per team


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NEW!  JA Maker Bowl Challenge

Ask another business to join the JA Maker Bowl Challenge and compete with them at the event!  The teams will bowl in adjacent lanes for an ultimate bowl off and winning teams will receive a trophy and bragging rights all year long.

And, you can feel great knowing that because of YOU, more local young people will have access to JA programs.

JA Maker Bowl Sponsorships

Sponsorship of the JA Maker Bowl is a great way for your company to increase their visibility! All sponsorships include at least 1 free team registration, signage at your lane and recognition on the day of event. We have created several sponsorship levels to ensure that every organization will have the opportunity to be recognized by thousands of people in the Central Texas area.

What's the Connection to Makers?

Junior Achievement has been inspiring Makers through its flagship JA Company Program® for nearly 100 years.  JA of Central Texas is the largest local provider of youth entrepreneurship programs with 350 teens creating, starting and running a real business in 2017 through the JA Company Program®.  This experience fosters creative and innovative thought processes, and the student entrepreneurs often make the products they sell - hence the Maker Connection!

Need More Info? Have Questions?

Do you need a JA Maker Bowl flyer to post in your company's break room? Need sample content for an email to request donations? More details on how to recruit teams at your firm? All these and more downloadable resources can be found by clicking here.  Or email us at bowl@jacentex.org

Thank You JA Maker Bowl Sponsors!