BVL was founded in 1942 to help support America’s heroes in uniform. Since then, we have raised almost $50 million to provide recreational and therapeutic programs and services. These programs and services will help boost their morale and brighten spirits. Thanks to BVL, more than 550 active duty units have a portable carpet bowling lane at their disposal. Now they can step away from the stress of service and have fun with their comrades. Through funding and support, these veterans recuperating at VA Medical Centers across the country can enjoy a movie, spend the afternoon hanging at a ball game, play a video game, be visited by friendly Labrador, or try their hand at painting.