BVL Honored As 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Metropolitan Area Washington D.C., October 7, 2013 – BVL announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that BVL received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients.

The whole article may be accessed by clicking HERE.

BVL Announces Fifth Consecutive Year of Increased Contributions

Thanks to several significant contributions from major industry partners, increasing participation from bowling proprietors, and the addition of new associations, The Bowlers to Veterans Link realized an upturn in total donations for the recently-concluded fiscal year – rising from approximately $796,000 in the 11-12 season to $843,000 in the 12-13 season.  This marks the fifth consecutive year of growth for the sport of bowling’s oldest and most successful charity.

The state of Virginia ranked among the top ten states based on contributing associations for 2012-13 season, and the Virginia Peninsula USBC Association was among the top ten local associations in donations for the 2012-13 season.

The whole article may be accessed by clicking HERE.

BVL Participates in National Veterans Day Ceremonies

During the Veteran’s Day Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetary, the BVL presented a check for close to $800,000.00 to Eric Shineski, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The check represents the amount raised by the BVL during the past season to provide recreational and therapeutic programs and services for veterans in care at the nation’s VA hospitals. More information and photos are available at the BVL web site.


Front row (seated), left to right: Karen Jost, USBC Director NACAUSBC, Kathy Smestad – Alleghany-Bath USBC, Robbie Thomas – Alleghany-Bath USBC, Christy Blankenship – Appomattox River USBC, Phyllis Hicks – Appomattox River USBC, Diana Paulus – Appomattox River USBC.
Back Row: 3 Representatives – Thunder Lanes, Philadelphia, PA, Marci Williams – USBC & BVL Board, Peter Hamilton – CEO, Brunswick , Wally Hall – BVL Board, Darlene Baker – USBC & BVL Board, John Walker – CEO, Qubica/AMF Bowling, Libby Fletcher – USBC & BVL Board, Elaine Hagan – BVL Board, Mary-Ann Keyes – Appomattox River USBC.
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