Because of Jason Bowl-A-Thon 2019
Atlas Professional Services was proud to serve as a corporate sponsor of the 12th Annual Because of Jason Bowl-A-Thon 2019, held on August 25 at Pin Chasers Veterans in Tampa. Atlas sponsored four lanes during the course of the day, including two during the family bowl and two during the adult bowl. This year’s event raised more than $70,000 for the Jason Ackerman Foundation.
The Jason Ackerman Foundation focuses on improving the lives of youth who face and/or have survived challenging circumstances through educational support and entertaining experiences. All proceeds from the Because of Jason Bowl-A-Thon support the Jason Ackerman Memorial Scholarships. Granted annually, these college scholarships celebrate youth who have survived health issues or life-altering circumstances beyond their control and continue to thrive and “pay it forward.”
Over the last 12 years, the Jason Ackerman Foundation has provided 250 scholarships totaling $1.1 million to local teens, thanks in part to the funds raised at the Bowl-a-Thon. The scholarships alleviate some financial obligations and stress, as well as offer hope and encouragement to recipients.
“Giving back to the community is important to our organization and our team members,” said Greg Zolkos, CEO and President of Atlas Professional Services and a member of the Jason Ackerman Foundation board of directors. “We were thrilled to participate in this event once again. It’s one of the few charity events that invites the whole family to attend.”
Many generous individuals and organizations throughout the area participated in the event. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders and mascots from the Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Rays joined the festivities. Silent auction items included dinners with local athletes, sporting event tickets, memorabilia and jewelry.
“It’s always great to see local businesses and the community rally around this event,” said Zolkos. “We’re also really grateful for the support of our clients and vendors who also sponsored – Rizzetta & Company, Stepp’s Towing, Ackerman Jewelers, Pin Chasers and MamaRazzi Foto. Thanks to all who helped make this event a success!”