Congratulations to Bill & Barb Chrisman on Hall of Fame Selection

November 20, 2020

Congratulations to our friends and Storm co-founders Bill and Barb Chrisman on their selection as members of the USBC Hall of Fame class of 2021. Bill and Barb are two of the most beloved and generous people in bowling who are always giving back to the sport and supporting so many charities – including BVL.…

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BVL Adds Anthony Colangelo To Board of Directors

October 23, 2020

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,…

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DENNIS BRUMMITT: BVL’s SWEETEST BULLDOG

August 24, 2020

BVL Executive Director Mary Harrar will never forget the first time she met Dennis Brummitt at the 2016 USBC Convention in Las Vegas. Harrar had heard about the affable veteran who was also an all-star BVL fundraiser in Arizona. When she walked up to introduce herself, Harrar mentioned that she had been told he was…

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BVL Donates $100,000 Grant To Support New VA Therapy Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 7, 2020

FAIRFAX, Va. (May 7, 2020) – BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link) is donating a $100,000 grant to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support two new programs – Compassionate Contact Corps and Tele-yoga therapy. These funds allow veterans to keep a virtual personal connection during the COVID-19 pandemic with programs that address essential ongoing physical therapy and…

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BVL Is Proud to Take Part in Giving Tuesday

May 1, 2020

  Giving Tuesday on May 5 is a global generosity movement (www.givingtuesday.org) dedicated to “doing good” around the world. In response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, there will be a special one-day fundraising event on May 5. Your donations will be targeted to help BVL continue to support essential ongoing recreation therapy needs…

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BVL Adds Lisa Ciniello and David Kellerman to Board of Directors

February 21, 2020

FAIRFAX, Va. (February 20, 2020) – BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link) today announced that Lisa Ciniello of Bonita Springs, Fla., and David Kellerman of Georgetown, Texas, will join the BVL Board of Directors effective immediately. BVL is a national nonprofit 501 (c) (3) charity that funds recreation therapy programs to address the emotional and physical…

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Ciniello Family, Bowland and Headpinz Entertainment Centers Donate $46,000 to BVL to Support Veteran Programs in Southwest Florida

January 23, 2020

FAIRFAX, Va. (January 22, 2020) – Six Bowland and HeadPinz Entertainment Centers in southwest Florida, led by owners Pat and Lisa Ciniello, are once again writing an impressive check to BVL to benefit veterans in Southern Florida. The $46,000 donation to BVL will be designated for Florida-based veterans’ services. BVL funds recreation therapy programs that…

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BVL MONTH IN AMERICA BRINGS AWARENESS TO THE BOWLING COMMUNITY’S COMMITMENT TO VETERANS

November 18, 2019

FAIRFAX, Va. (November 18, 2019) – The focus of the bowling community turns to veterans this month with BVL Month in America, an initiative that brings awareness to the work that BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link) does to support veterans and active duty military by funding recreation and therapy services throughout the United States. As…

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BVL names Texas bowling proprietor David Kellerman as first recipient of Helen Duval Award

October 15, 2019

FAIRFAX, Va. (October 15, 2019) – David “Kilroy” Kellerman of Georgetown, Texas, has been named by BVL (Bowlers To Veterans Link) as the first recipient of the Helen Duval Award. The Helen Duval Award, named after the bowling pioneer and longtime BVL advocate, was created this year by the BVL Board of Directors to recognize…

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Five Months and Five Million Steps Later

September 17, 2019

FIVE MONTHS AND FIVE MILLION STEPS LATER, Texas bowling proprietor DAVID “KILROY” KELLERMAN COMPLETES 2,19222-MILE HIKE to raise MORE THAN $71,000 for BVL AND VETERANS FAIRFAX, Va. (September 17, 2019) – Welcome home, Kilroy! It took more than five months and five million steps, but the journey is over for Texas bowling proprietor David “Kilroy”…

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