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Library Employees Prepare to Bowl Toward Achievement

Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon Coming in March 2014!

By: Marcey Wright

Memphis Public Library employees and their families support Junior Achievement at Bowl-a-thon 2013.Smiles come to the faces of Library employees during this special time of year – the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon!

Equipping students with work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, Junior Achievement uses the annual Bowl-a-thon as its premier fundraiser. The City of Memphis, represented by its Divisions, participates each year. Memphis Public Libraries represent the Parks and Neighborhoods Division.

“The City of Memphis and numerous other companies assist Junior Achievement in meeting their objective of preparing youth for a brighter tomorrow,” said Ralph Bridgewater, event organizer and delivery and distribution supervisor for Memphis Public Libraries. “Winning this event does not bring us great status or a championship ring, but it shows that we are a group that takes public service beyond the walls of the Library and its branches.”

Competition is fierce, yet fun, as Library employees bowl to support Junior Achievement.Bridgewater said bowling teams are now forming for this year’s event, which will be held March 1, 2014. The general public is invited to help Library employees “bowl toward achievement” by joining an existing team or creating their own. To register, call (901) 415-2865 or (901) 415-2777.

“Come out and support this great cause,” Bridgewater concluded.