“Re-Creation” – Delivering Medicine not Dispensed in a Bottle

September 25, 2017

It often starts out differently; sometimes it begins with the tapping of the foot, swaying back and forth, or a twinkle in the eye…  But we always know how it ends… clapping, standing, if possible, and full throated song. And it happens at more than 100 VA Medical Centers and Veterans Homes throughout the country…

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! BVL Donations Top One Million Dollars for 16-17 Season

September 13, 2017

We did it!  For the first time since 2001, bowling’s own, oldest and most successful charity cleared the million dollar mark – raising $1,069,779.75 going into our 75th Anniversary year. “We’re absolutely delighted that we have broken that million dollar mark,” notes Executive Director Mary Harrar.  “These monies were raised in small towns and big…

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Plano Veteran Receives Special All-Terrain Wheelchair

August 16, 2017

Plano, Texas native and Vietnam Veteran Mike Smith’s world got much bigger and brighter this week thanks to BVL and the efforts led by area bowling center proprietor Jamie Brooks. Mike has been confined to a wheelchair after having been diagnosed with several of the signs of Agent Orange including diabetes and congestive heart failure,…

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Two Special Presentations at US Women’s Open

August 15, 2017

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer and two-time reigning Professional Women’s Bowling Association Player of the Year Liz Johnson took home the grand prize at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open at Plano Super Bowl (Plano, Tex.) on Sunday August 6. The win marked the sixth time in her career that Liz has claimed the…

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DFW Bowling Community Launches Campaign for Special Wheelchairs

July 18, 2017

Bowlers in the Dallas Fort Worth area are joining together to support a unique fundraiser, in conjunction with the US Women’s Open at the Plano Super Bowl,  to provide mobility-restricted area military veterans with automated all-terrain wheelchairs.  The planned donation will allow veterans access to beaches, hills and otherwise difficult-to-navigate topography.  The effort is being…

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“We Just Wanted to Give Back to the Sport” PBA Pros Making a Difference for America’s Veterans

July 18, 2017

Wide Array of Sponsors Show Support In a gratifying show of unity from throughout the sport of bowling, a unique “across all brands” sponsorship event recently resulted in a fun and education-filled day for 30 bowlers in Tennessee to benefit, in part, America’s veterans through BVL. Hosted by Oak Ridge Bowling Center, the “Super Clinic”…

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BVL’s BEST Awarded to Bowling Center Operators at Bowl Expo

July 18, 2017

Twelve operators with centers from New York to California were honored with the annual BVL’s BEST awards, in recognition for their outstanding support of bowling’s own, oldest and most successful charity during the 2015-2016 season. Once again, Maple Family Centers (NY/FL) was at the forefront with their donation of $52,450.00.The centerpiece of the Maple Family…

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Annual BVL VA Tournament Concludes: There’s Something in the Water in Bath (NY VA Medical Center)

June 13, 2017

It’s got to do with bowling mojo. Consider the facts:  Of the teams placing in the top three slots in the six divisions of the recently concluded 71st Annual BVL VA Bowling Tournament, five teams represented the Bath VAMC. That facility had a total of eight teams participate in the tournament, in the inpatient, outpatient,…

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Brian LeClair Wins Johnny Petraglia BVL Open at Maple Lanes:

May 26, 2017

Or, the Story of How a Lifelong Friendship and a Passion to Serve America’s Veterans Created Thousands of Winners Through One Tournament The front story is quick and easy: May 9, 2017 — The top qualifier for the finals, Delmar, NY native LeClair, who dominated from the start — throwing strikes in the first eight…

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Games Bringing Veterans to Biloxi

May 10, 2017

Retired Marine Corps Sergeant Major Doris Denton (1961-1981 including a tour in Vietnam) will be one of nearly 800 Veterans participating in the National Veterans Golden Age Games, May 7 – 11 in Biloxi, Miss.  BVL is one of the sponsors of the event. When Denton first heard about the National Veterans Golden Age Games…

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