Ever wonder what it feels like to be a bowling ball hurdling toward 10 pins? At the Junior Achievement Human Bowling Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, participants can put themselves inside a bowling ball.
A human-sized metal caged bowling ball will be made available for public participation at no cost. Brave attendees who choose to climb into the ball will be hurdled towards jumbo foam pins labeled with the financial challenges that youth face today.
The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Oct. 19, and will be located at Junior Achievement, 17339 North outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, Mo., 63005. In addition to bowling, kids ages 5 to 12 can participate in hands-on lessons and activities that teach money management, and families can plan tiny tot bowling, and enjoy a cupcake cake walk, face painting, a photo booth and free back massages. The first 20 kids at the festival can make a paint-a-train bank craft to take home.
"This will be a memorable experience," said UMB Investment and Wealth Management's Executive Vice President David Brody. "The problems our youth face today can be daunting. By letting them physically knock over the challenges in front of them, we are illustrating how JA's programs effectively empower students to own their economic success."
For more information, call 636-728-0707, ext. 235.