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Annual Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon today

Published: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Local community members and businesses will be striking it big for area youth today in the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon from 1 to 4 p.m. at Plum Hollow Family Center, 1933 Illinois Route 26.

Ten teams of five adults will bowl to support Junior Achievement, raising an estimated $7,000 to help support JA programs in the area.

Junior Achievement empowers youth to own their economic success by helping them develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in work and in life. By partnering with area educators and the business community, JA provides hands-on learning experiences that focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. More than 900 students in kindergarten through high school in the Sauk Valley benefit from a JA experience each year.

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