BVL Adds Anthony Colangelo To Board of Directors

FAIRFAX, Va. (October 23, 2020) – BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link) today announced that Anthony Colangelo of Meridian, Idaho, has joined the BVL Board of Directors.

BVL is a national nonprofit 501 (c) (3) charity that funds recreation therapy programs to address the emotional and physical needs of veterans and active-duty military, including sports, music, crafts, technology, and adaptive equipment for rehabilitation activities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tony back to the BVL Board. As both an association leader and a veteran, he brings invaluable experience and insight that will be a great asset as we navigate these challenging times to support essential therapy programs for veterans,” said BVL Board Chair John LaSpina.

Colangelo, who was previously on the BVL Board from 2014-16, is an Army veteran who served from 1984 to 1988. Military service runs in the Colangelo family with his grandfather serving in the US Army during World War II.  “Serving on the BVL Board allows me to combine my lifelong love of the sport of bowling with my desire to give back to our veterans in any way possible,” said Colangelo. “As a veteran, I believe it’s extremely important that we do whatever we can to support the men and women that defend this country. The sacrifices that they and their families make should never be forgotten.”

Colangelo was elected to the USBC Board of Directors in 2019 for a term that runs through July 2022. He previously served as the Idaho State USBC Manager and was also involved in leadership roles with the New Jersey State USBC BA and the Central Jersey Middlesex County USBC. Colangelo is currently the Information Technology (IT) Manager for Boise Centre, Idaho’s largest convention center, where his team provides technical support for more than 360 events annually.

Along with Colangelo, the current BVL Board of Directors includes Chair John LaSpina of Long Beach, N.Y.; Lisa Ciniello of Bonita Springs, Fla.; Karen Jost of Turnwater, Wash.; Dennis Hacker of Perryville, Mo.; Keith Hamilton of Park Ridge, Ill.; David Kellerman of Georgetown, Texas; and Tim Minard of Dacula, Ga. Emeritus Members are Elaine Hagin of Castor Valley, Calif., and Walter Hall of Pasadena, Md.

Since 1942, BVL has provided more than $52 million in grants to VA hospitals and clinics to fund recreation therapy and programs for America’s veterans and active-duty service members. BVL is bowling’s oldest and own charity and is consistently acknowledged for efficient and effective programming delivered with extremely low overhead. BVL has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Charities” by Independent Charities of America, earned a “Top-Rated” Nonprofit distinction from GreatNonprofits, and is also a member of the Combined Federal Campaign (#93325).

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Rosie Crews, RC2 Communications (for BVL) E: PH: 817.691.5424

Mary Harrar, BVL Executive Director ( PH: 703.934.6039