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The Bowlers to Veterans Link is a national nonprofit charity (501/c-3) which supports America's veteran and active duty service men and women.  It is also the sport of bowling’s oldest and most successful charity – raising more than $35 million dollars for America's active duty service men, women, and Veterans.
Since 1942, BVL has worked to identify programs and services to brighten the days and boost the spirits of our recuperating service men and women. BVL provides the ‘extras’ not funded by the government which helps speed recuperation and improve morale. Some of the programs, like the annual VA/BVL Veterans Bowling Tournament, are decades-old traditions (now in its 71st year), while others, like the “Welcome Home: We Salute You” events and Project Military Music, were just recently launched. BVL prides itself on identifying the needs of our veterans and providing programs to fill those needs in a cost-efficient and effective manner.

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John LaSpina Earns Lifetime Achievement Award


Congrats to John on a well earned Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of State Veterans Homes. John spearheaded the Bowlers to Veterans Link program of funding hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of virtual reality technology to be used as a tool for therapeutic recreation specialists throughout the nation's State Veterans Home. This VR therapy has and will continue to dramatically improve the lives of thousands of veterans.