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Veterans Nationwide Gearing up for Annual VA BVL Bowling Tournament

Veterans receiving care at VA Medical Centers around the country are lacing up their shoes and taking a few practice rolls in preparation for the 71st BVL/VA Bowling Tournament in March, an annual event that encourages recuperating veterans to get involved in a fun, yet challenging, activity. The 2017 tournament, set for March 1-31, is open to all veterans connected with the VA Medical Center system and is coordinated through recreation therapists on site at the facilities. It has seven separate divisions based on physical and age parameters; including two divisions for electronic bowling. Bowling is often utilized by recreation therapists ...

BowlersMart Introduces Campaign to Support BVL

BowlersMart, one of the largest bowling equipment retailers in the country with 40 stores and counting, is the latest member of the bowling family to step up for America’s veterans through BVL. Beginning with just one pro shop in Hudson, Florida, in 2004, BowlersMart now provides top-notch services in each of its pro shops throughout the country and a complete array of equipment and supplies offerings through their online store. “Although we’ve long known about the great things BVL does to brighten the lives of America’s veterans, we decided that on the occasion of their 75th anniversary it was time to launch a targeted collective ...

2017: BVL Celebrates 75 Years of Service to America’s Veterans

In 1942 America, the war effort was in full swing; individuals and organizations were coalescing around the troops, and one unique organization was being formed by a favorite American sport:  Bowling. Seventy-five years ago, officials representing every facet of the sport of bowling met to coordinate efforts to support the troops -- bringing together all the sport’s integers to provide the most complete approach to the campaign. Thus, BVL, then known as “The Bowlers Victory Legion” was born. BVL’s first Administrator, A. L. “Ebby” Ebersole noted in the minutes of that meeting: “The Bowlers Victory Legion was organized on ...

Contributors

From individuals to bowling centers, from Fortune 500 corporations to youth bowling leagues, BVL contributors come from all walks of life and all points on the globe

“Creating” a New Lease on Life

It’s a new year, and a renewed time for veterans in care at VA Hospitals nationwide to test their creative mettle… During January, February and March, veterans enrolled at VA medical facilities or outpatient clinics are invited to enter their art, music, dance, drama and creative writing entries into the local competition phase of the 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition.  A longtime supporter of the event, BVL believes in and understands the value of art therapy.  Veterans:  Get out your paintbrushes, pianos, and powerful voices.   Share your soul’s story!

Get Involved/Downloads

There are myriad ways to become involved in the BVL effort, whether you are a bowler, a bowling center, a community business member or simply a patriot, we have a variety of programs that may provide the spark you need to launch your campaign. Our free fund raising kit has an array of materials (including many of the items featured below) to get you started on your area BVL campaign. We also offer a variety of materials for raffles, prizes and local campaign support. Download 15-16 order form  

Programs

Since 1942, BVL has worked to identify programs and services to brighten the days and boost the spirits of our recuperating service men and women. BVL provides the ‘extras’ not funded by the government which help speed recuperation and improve morale. Some of our programs, like our annual VA/BVL Veterans Bowling Tournament, are decades-old traditions (now in it’s 70th year), while others, like our “Welcome Home: We Salute You” events and Project Military Music, were just recently launched. We pride ourselves on identifying the needs of our veterans and providing programs to fill those needs in a cost efficient and effective manner. ul...

ZledLighting Inks Product Offer to Support BVL

ZLedLighting has joined the growing list of corporate supporters of the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL), announcing that 2% of MagniLumen Led Retrofit Kit sales to bowling centers will be donated to bowling’s charity to support America’s veterans.  Additionally, ZLedLighitng is extending a referral program for proprietors’ friends, customers, and associated businesses. “We are pleased to make this proposition to our customers and to BVL,” stated ZledLighting CEO Jon Perper.  “Our customers can make a good choice about lighting and feel good about their purchase by helping our veterans.” Already, a number have centers have respon...

ZOT and the BVL Light Up the Lanes and the Lives of America’s Heroes

ZOT Pinsetter Parts will donate a percentage of its annual ColorSplash LED Effects Lighting System sales in 2017 to the BVL; the program was announced by Steve Szabina, Sales Manager of ZOT. “We are excited and proud to have the opportunity to support an organization which does so much to brighten the lives of America’s active duty and veteran service men and women,” said Szabina, “and our customers will feel the same sense of pride knowing they will be supporting the BVL with their purchase of ZOT ColorSplash products.” The promotion will run January 1, 2017, throughout the calendar year. “Thanks to our friends at ZOT, BVL will ...

Happy Holidays from BVL

As I prepare to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, I take time to reflect on 2016 -- both its joys and sorrows -- for me personally, my community, our nation and our world. But, in taking stock of the year, I do take great comfort in the work we do at BVL to support our nation’s service men and women. With your help, we’ve made a tremendous difference in the lives of literally thousands of men and women who have sacrificed for us and for our country. From a “Re-Creation” performance for the WWII vets in the VA Medical Center in Togus, Maine, to a holiday party we sponsored just this week for the vets at the Peninsula Vet Center ...