Junior Achievement of Washington will be partnering with Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center for a Basket Bazaar on Friday, October 7th from 11am-2pm at the Yakima Regional Auditorium.The JA Bowling Bash, an event benefiting Junior Achievement of Washington, will take place Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd at Nob Hill Bowling. Participants from local companies in Central Washington are committing to raising money to support Junior Achievement programs, which will be taught to local students this school year.

Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center is proudly supporting the JA Bowling Bash by hosting a Basket Bazaar on Friday, October 7th from 11am-2pm at the Yakima Regional Auditorium.  The Bowling Bash Basket Bazaar will be a fun-filled event to remember!  The bazaar is open to the public, and all are encouraged to both donate a basket valued at minimum $20, and to purchase a basket to take home.  Donated baskets must be received at Yakima Regional Hospital by noon today, October 5th, 2011.  All of the proceeds go directly to support Junior Achievement in Central Washington.

“Promoting and teaching financial literacy and necessary life skills to our valley’s students are critical to the future of our community.  As Yakima’s first hospital, Yakima Regional is pleased to be a part of the Junior Achievement Bowling Bash, and host the Basket Bazaar to raise as much money as possible to support the programs of Junior Achievement,” states Rich Robinson, CEO of Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center.

JA is committed to ensuring that today’s young people learn the importance of fiscal responsibility and how to take ownership of their future success. The generous donations of time and money from the Basket Bazaar and the Bowling Bash will enable JA to teach the value of financial literacy, work force readiness and entrepreneurship to students in Central Washington.  For questions on the Basket Bazaar, please contact Debra Yergen at (509) 575-5282.  To participate in the Bowling Bash, or for more information, please visit www.jawashington.org or call Greg Jewell at (509) 853-1006.