Two words: Florida Georgia. These words evoke thoughts of the biggest weekend of the year in Jacksonville, when two teams fight out their long-standing football rivalry at EverBank Field.
A different type of competition recently went down pitting Georgia and Florida fans against each other. On Oct. 30 at Latitude 30, Junior Achievement of North Florida held its first-ever Florida Georgia Bowl-A-Thon with teams of Gators and Bulldogs.
Supporters put together teams of 6, each person pledging an amount of money. The event benefits Junior Achievement who in 2012-2013 reached over 35,000 students with its programs that span work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Not only did bowlers get to contribute to helping youth across North Florida, they had a chance to represent their team of choice and get excited for the “Big Game” on Nov. 2.
Out of seven teams “The Top Dawgs” raised the most money, raising $2,280 earning themselves the Number One Fundraising Team trophy. This traveling trophy will go to the top team in 2014’s Florida Georgia Bowl-A-Thon.
“This is definitely an event I would like to see take place each year,” said Molly Roberts, special events coordinator. “I think all the bowlers had a great time coming out to bowl for JA…healthy competition between Bulldogs and Gators is always fun!”
Whether red and black or orange and blue, this friendly competition made the night one to remember.
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February 15, 2014
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Bowl America – San Jose Blvd.