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Disney VoluntEARS Raise Money for Junior Achievement of Central Florida at Three-Day Bowl-A-Thon

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12 March 2014 No Comment

disney voluntEARSRecently more than 5,000 Disney VoluntEARS teamed up to bowl for a cause in the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon.

The event raised nearly $250,000 for Junior Achievement of Central Florida. The money will go toward helping thousands of local kids understand finances and the economy.

The Walt Disney World Resort and its cast members have supported Junior Achievement’s mission for the past 17 years, and have raised nearly $3.7 million in that time.

“JA is so very proud to be working with Disney VoluntEARS again this year,” said Kathy Panter, President of Junior Achievement of Central Florida. “We are humbled by the generosity of time and financial support that we receive from Disney Cast Members through this event and through the volunteer efforts in the classrooms. The success of this event provides funding for nearly 600 JA programs reaching over 12,000 Central Florida students with valuable lessons in financial literacy and workforce readiness.”

Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that provides economic education for kids in grades K-12. The group teaches students to earn, save, maintain a budget, manage credit, and control personal finances.

Disney VoluntEARS also donate hours teaching JA curriculum in Orange and Osceola County schools.

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