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Cranston Resident a Top Fundraiser, Good Bowler

Cranston resident Jason Carosi was one of the top fundraisers at this year's Junior Achievement Achieve-a-Bowl event, which raised a total of $112,000.

Jason Carosi, a BankRI employee, was one of the top fundraisers at this year's Junior Achievement Achieve-a-Bowl event, which raises money for Rhode Island students to attend junior achievement programs.

Carosi was the third-best fundraiser out of a group of about 800 bowlers. A total of $112,000 was raised.

“I am pleased so many BankRI employees donated both their time and money to make this a successful event, and I thank them for their outstanding support” said Carosi, assistant vice president and relationship manager at BankRI. “Junior Achievement gives Rhode Island youth access to opportunity, success, and increases their desire to stay in school and appreciate lifelong learning. I am proud to be a part of this organization and a member of its board of directors.”

According to a release, Junior Achievement programs help young people prepare for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and manage it. It also explains how to create jobs to make more robust communities as well as applying entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

BankRI raised more than $8,300 — 24 percent more than last year — and was named the 2011 Banking Industry Champion of the event. Along with Carosi, three other bank employees were among the top 10 fundraising indviduals: Scott Lajoie, Tim Coggins and David Booth.

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