The Junior Achievement of Laredo Annual Citywide Bowl-A-Thon was held on October 28 & 29 and it was a fun, exciting, team-building event!  With support from local area businesses, JA of Laredo raised over $31,000 to support our free programs to students in grades K-12.

Thanks to all our Western Bowl supporters!

Many thanks to our participating companies that joined JA at the bowling center to celebrate their achievements in supporting JA.  The Bowl-A-Thon  hosted over 275 participants with the help and support of many local business and schools.

Participating Companies

  • Laredo Mattress Outlet
  • Laredo Morning Times
  • Laredo Pageant Productions
  • Leyendecker Elementary
  • McDonald’s of Laredo
  • Milton Elementary
  • RMG Accounting
  • Ryan Elementary
  • TEXAS A & M University
  • Trautmann Elementary
  • United High School TAFE Club
  • Vantage Bank
  • Walmart Store #554
    (San Bernardo Ave)
  • AEP Texas
  • B.P. Newman Investment Company
  • BBVA Compass
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • D.D. Hachar Elementary
  • Falcon International Bank
  • Ferguson Enterprise
  • H-E-B
  • Hernandez- Lopez Funeral Home
  • IBC Zapata

2017 JA of Laredo

Western Bowl

October 28 & 29, 2017

Participants enjoyed bowling two games while winning free giveaways throughout each bowling shift.  The giveaways are a big part of rewarding our participants that took the time to raise money in support of JA.

Now, JA would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the following companies that made our giveaways possible through their in-kind donations:

Gift-In-Kind Companies

  • Alamo Draft House
    (20 /$10 gift cards)
  • Cinemark Mall Del Norte
    ($16 movies passes)
  • Doctors Hospital of Laredo
    (gifts valued at $80)
  • Embassy Suites
    (2/$25 lunch gift certificates)
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Embassy Suites
    (3/one night weekend stay $159 each.)
  • Firestone on San Bernardo
    ($300 in gift cards)
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken–Laredo Stores
    ($100 gift cards)
  • L & F Distributors
    (2 Ice-chests valued at $30 ea.)
  • La Posada Hotel
    (2/$15 lunch buffet certificates for the Zaragoza Grill)
  • McDonald’s of Laredo
    (25/ Large Coffee gift cards)
  • R.C. Cola of Laredo
    ($140 in soft drinks and 1 Ice-chest valued $30
    and a small B.B.Q. Grill valued at $20)
  • Target Stores
    ($150 gift cards)
  • Target Stores-Laredo
  • Walmart Stores of Laredo
    ($280 in gift cards)
  • Wells Fargo Bank
    (6 Gift Baskets/$15 ea.)

2017 JA Western Bowl Sponsors

The JA of Laredo board members, staff and local Junior Achievement students send our deepest thanks to the following sponsors.  With their support, we will make a better future for the students of Laredo and surrounding areas.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

BBVA Compass

Canova Internal Medicine

Farmers Insurance, Mario Guzman Jr.

Laredo Morning Times

McDonald's of Laredo

Palenque Management-Taco Palenque

Wells Fargo Bank

Walmart Store #5713

Lane Sponsors

AEP Texas


Centerpoint Energy

Cuellar, Morales, Gonzalez, & Co.

Farmers Insurance-Cynthia Cardenas

Daniel B. Hastings

Ernesto A. Dominguez CPA, P.C.

Dr. J. Santiago Gutierrez

Grupo F H

Laredo Mattress Outlet

Marina L. Cantu- Ramirez Real Estate

Merlin Management - Domino's Pizza

Pools By Aqua Design

The Back Porch Postal Center

Vantage Bank

Team Sponsors

AEP Texas

B.P. Newman Investments Co.

Centerpoint Energy

Cuellar, Morales,  Gonzalez & Co.

Farmers Insurance - Mario Guzman, Jr.

Ferguson Enterprises


Hernandez-Lopez Funeral Home

IBC Zapata

Laredo Mattress Outlet

Laredo Morning Times

Linbarger Law Firm

McDonald’s of Laredo

RMG Accounting Services

The Back Porch Postal Center

Vantage Bank

For more information on how you can participate in the Fall 2018 Citywide Bowl-A-Thon contact:

 Oralia Bernal or Amanda Espinoza at 956.725.3464


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