The “Pinguins” Strike Again

The Colliers International | Pittsburgh “Pinguins” stepped foot on the lanes this weekend for the Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (JAWPA) Young Professionals Board (YPB) Bowl-A-Thon. Our team, named after Pittsburgh’s beloved hockey team, raised $1,400 for programming materials at Kelly Elementary School in Wilkinsburg.

Despite the group’s strong athletic ability, the record breaking numbers were not shown in the scores, but in the number of participants and funds raised. The YPB Bowl-A-Thon’s 55 participants raised over $10,000, an increase in $4,500 from last year.

img_6704This is the second year that Maria Hanson, Client Services Advisor at Colliers International | Pittsburgh and JAWPA Young Professionals Board member, organized Colliers participation in the event.

“I may not be proud of my bowling abilities, but I am proud of the part that my colleagues and I played in supporting Junior Achievement and making this year’s Young Professionals Board Bowl-A-Thon the most successful one yet!”

According to their website, Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to providing young people with the knowledge and skills they need to reach economic success, plan for the future and make smart academic and economic choices. JAWPA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provides relevant, hands-on experiences to over 72,000 students from kindergarten through high school.

The next JAWPA Bowl-A-Thon is sponsored by Range Resources and will take place on Tuesday, March 7th at the Meadows Casino. If your company would like to participate, please call Elizabeth Saraceno, Events & Marketing Sales Manager at (412) 208-4747, ext. 124 or e-mail her at

Posted on March 1, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Maria is the best 🙂

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