“What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s happening...” Jesus Christ Superstar’s rock opera lyrics couldn’t be any better to describe the 19th Annual H-E-B Bowl-a-thon benefiting JA of Central Texas!
On Friday, June 28th approximately three hundred H-E-B Partners got on their best Broadway-inspired costumes and shuffle ball chained their way to Highland Lanes for the H-E-B Broadway Bound Bowl-a-thon. As always, this year was a celebration of community and a reunion of H-E-B Partners that are once again going center stage to educate and inspire the next generation of young people through JA. “...this year’s Bowl-a-thon was the BEST to date! It was so organized, festive – with creative design touches, tasty treats and fun for all!” said Tamra Jones, H-E-B Public Affairs manager for the central Texas region.
H-E-B Partners really stepped up this year to make the event run so smoothly and to see their vision realized. Not only did they create one or more teams per store to raise money for JA of Central Texas but they also ran the photo booth and helped with set up, break down, registration, photography and much more. H-E-B Partners truly embody the pride of teamwork and giving back to the community.
“It’s one of my favorite H-E-B events every year. Not just because bowling is super-fun, but because I am a supporter of what Junior Achievement programs are doing for our communities, ” said William Pollock, sixteen year H-E-B veteran and this year’s Bowl-a-thon Chairperson.
The vibe was palpable at the Bowl-a-thon with cheers and high fives abound not to mention that Jeff Thomas, H-E-B Senior VP and General Manager joined in on the fun! This year H-E-B Partners worked together in their fundraising efforts by having store cookouts and asking friends and family to give which culminated in a total donation of more than $30,000 to JA of Central Texas!
Thank you, H-E-B for helping provide more JA programs to Central Texas students!
Thank you to our In-kind donors, Alamo Drafthouse and Esther’s Follies.
Click HERE to see all photos from the H-E-B Broadway Bound Bowl-a-thon.