This annual bowling event, celebrating 33 years in Western New York, helps raise funds for Junior Achievement of WNY’s (JA) financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness programs for students in kindergarten-12th grade. This is the fifth JA Bowl-A-Thon held in Chautauqua County and first in Genesee County. A representative from Tops Friendly Markets, a Gold Sponsor of the event, will throw the first ball in both Batavia & Jamestown. Independent Health will participate at Transit Lanes.

  • 7850 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY 14221 
  • Transit Lanes, 12-3p.m.
  • Mancuso Bowling Center, 3-6 p.m.
  • 214 E. Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 
  • Jamestown Bowling Company, 3-6 p.m.
  • 850 Foote Ave., Jamestown, NY  14701

Companies throughout WNY join in teams of five and help raise pledges to support JA’s hands-on business curriculum. Last year, the JA Bowl-A-Thon events raised a total of $166,500. This year, over 1,400 bowlers representing 60+ companies are expected to participate in WNY’s largest bowling fundraiser, supporting WNY students, over two days, at five bowling centers during nine bowling shifts.