One fish, two fish, calm fish, soothe fish…

January 25, 2017

Thanks to a grant from the Monmouth County USBC, veterans at the New Jersey State Veterans Home in Menlo Park are experiencing reduced levels of stress and anxiety as they enjoy the palliative effects of watching the fish in their two new giant aquariums purchased thanks to the $9,000 raised by the MCUSBC for BVL.…

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Veterans Nationwide Gearing up for Annual VA BVL Bowling Tournament

January 23, 2017

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…

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BowlersMart Introduces Campaign to Support BVL

January 18, 2017

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…

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

January 15, 2017

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…

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“Creating” a New Lease on Life

January 15, 2017

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…

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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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