3rd Annual GSLBA BVL Fundraiser
GSLBA has cancelled the 3rd Annual BVL Fundraiser due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Our top priority is everyone’s health and well-being.
Thank you for your support and understanding. Everyone stay safe and take care of each other.
Donations will still be accepted!
2019 Event - Presented Salt Lake City VA Medical Center
$7,743.75 for Recreational Therapies
The Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) was founded in 1942 by the sport of bowling to help support America’s heroes in uniform. Since then, we have raised almost $45 million to provide recreational and therapeutic programs and services which helps boost morale and brighten spirits. Thanks to BVL, more than 500 active duty units have a portable carpet bowling lane at their disposal where they can step away from the stress of service and have fun with their comrades. Through BVL funding, veterans recuperating at VA Medical Centers across the country can enjoy a movie, spend the afternoon at a ball game, play a video game, be visited by friendly Labrador, or try their hand at painting.
History of BVL
History of BVL
- The BVL was founded in 1942 by a group of caring and concerned bowlers who promised, “We will not forget about the sacrifices made by America’s service men and women.”
- BVL’s first campaign during WWII raised money to purchase medical evacuation planes to ferry the wounded home from the battlefields of Europe
- BVL supported the dependents of those killed during Operation Desert Storm with academic scholarships for college
- BVL has shipped more than 550 portable carpet bowling lane kits to active duty troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and a host of other locales including to the USS Enterprise and USS Ronald Reagan