PHOENIX (PRWEB) June 11, 2014
The Phoenix office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will compete in the Junior Achievement Hula Bowl-A-Thon on June 11, 5:30pm at the AMF Scottsdale Lanes. Proceeds from the event will benefit Junior Achievement of Arizona. The 50 participating members of the firm’s Phoenix office will compete in 10 teams. Two of the teams are among the top five fundraising teams in the Valley competing in the event.
Prior to the event, Greenberg Traurig team members raised donations to send more than 100 children to Junior Achievement programs and are continuing to raise funds to reach their goal of sending 150 children to the program.
Junior Achievement of Arizona provides children with a broad range of learning opportunities designed to instill a sense of entrepreneurship through economic and financial experiences. Their goal is to foster a desire in students to build businesses and improve their communities. For every $36 raised from the bowl-a-thon, one child will benefit from the Junior Achievement programs.
“Our goal is to raise enough money to put 150 children through the Junior Achievement program and we’re almost there,” said Karl Freeburg, a Greenberg Traurig shareholder and Junior Achievement board member and volunteer teacher. “These kids are our future and that future is built on economic principles derived from the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s important they understand what keeps our economy moving forward and keeps our communities cohesive."
For additional information about the bowl-a-thon and how to get involved, please click here.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.
About Junior Achievement of Arizona
Junior Achievement of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which believes that every child deserves an education in economics and finances in order to inspire and prepare them for success in a global economy. Serving Arizona’s youth since 1957, JA prepares young people for the real world by showing them how to become self-sufficient, how to create jobs which make their communities robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Junior Achievement of Arizona will reach more than 96,000 students during the 2013-2014 school year. For more information on Junior Achievement or ways to get involved, call (480) 377-8500 or visit http://www.jaaz.org.