Greater Grand Rapids USBC

The Bowlers to Veterans Link

The Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) was founded in 1942 by a group of bowlers who wanted to help boost the spirits of our active duty troops. When World War II hostilities drew to a close, BVL made a promise to veterans recuperating in hospitals across the country: "We won't forget your sacrifice."

Today, BVL has grown to a national network of volunteers raising funds to continue their mission. BVL dollars pick up where government funding leaves off. BVL purchases sports equipment; provides music and arts programs; sponsors holiday parties and much more.

Links to BVL Information Flyer: Side1, Side2, Combined

To Learn more about BVL and its mission visit


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