ZledLighting Inks Product Offer to Support BVL

January 12, 2017

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…

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

January 5, 2017

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…

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Happy Holidays from BVL

December 15, 2016

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…

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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season… Support a Veteran: Start Shopping for BVL!

November 15, 2016

As we move into the holiday season, BVL offers a number of shopping options to spread the cheer and support our nation’s veterans. So get out your wallets and prepare to Brighten Veterans’ Lives. What family member or teammate wouldn’t want to show their American spirit in a red, white and blue cammo print T…

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Painting with a Purpose

November 15, 2016

Thanks to BVL, veterans at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown are finding their creative spark, as well as learning a lifelong leisure skill, through a special art program designed to provide the tips, tools and techniques to get their juices flowing.   Says Activity Director Melissa Ladd, “The veterans experience so much satisfaction from starting…

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BVL Joins in National Veterans Day Activities

BVL Joins in National Veterans Day Activities

November 11, 2016

Representatives from the Bowlers to Veterans Link fanned out across the Washington, DC area this Veterans Day to participate in a variety of events to celebrate and honor our nation’s military veterans – from a breakfast at the White House, to a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns, to a meeting with VA…

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Re-Creation and BVL: Brightening Veterans’ Lives Together

October 24, 2016

The New Year marks 33 years of BVL’s partnership with the outstanding traveling performance troupe known as “Re-Creation.” It was 1983 when BVL joined forces with what was then an established USO troupe performing in VA Medical Centers. The BVL leadership agreed that the “Re-Creation” program fit very well with the organization’s mission to brighten…

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Horses Healing Heroes

October 15, 2016

Gulf War Veteran Ben Hernandez still remembers clearly the carnage he witnessed on the infamous “Highway of Death” leading from Kuwait into Iraq. “It was a massacre. It got into my head.” That, combined with a friendly fire attack, plus an enemy bombardment resulted in PTSD issues upon his return. He is in counseling and…

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Get On Board

September 25, 2016

  “Surf’s Up” is not just the rallying cry of Southern California beachgoers – Every September it is the call to recently-injured veterans to try their skills in a variety of water sports at the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC). Thanks to this event, veterans get the chance to (among other sports) surf, sail,…

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The Eagle Has Landed in Augusta

August 15, 2016

Charlie Norwood VAMC “USO” themed game room and billiards room referred to and named by our Veterans as the “Eagles Nest” is their safe haven. The “Eagle’s Nest” offers a valuable opportunity for our Hospitalized Veterans to socialize with others in similar situations. So when they come into these areas specially created for them with…

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