Remember, November is BVL month!

Thank You Bowlers for Your Generous Donations Every Year!



The Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) is a national nonprofit charitable organization which raises about $1 million annually to fund a variety of recreational equipment and therapeutic supplies for America’s veterans.

BVL’s reach is wide and deep:

  • Through BVL, veterans recuperating in all 172 VA hospitals are provided with reading materials, arts and crafts kits or access to recreational music or sports activities to help them pass the time and, studies show, speed their recovery.
  • For the many Vietnam and Desert Storm Vets affected with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, BVL supports group recreational activities such as trips to ball games, bowling outings and much more at the nation’s 206 Veterans Outreach Centers.
  • A growing number of our World War II veterans in their later years are suffering the often-lonely days of long-term care. Thanks to BVL, these forgotten heroes can enjoy billiards, cards and bingo or even spend their days fishing, bowling or gardening through programs at State Veteran Homes throughout the country.

To achieve this goal of reaching out to every veteran in need, BVL provides cash grants to VA Hospitals, Vet Centers and State Homes as well as coordinates several national programs. These programs include tours of the nationally acclaimed song and dance troupe “Re-Creation” at VA facilities across the country, traveling bowling clinics with a focus on special adaptive bowling techniques for disabled veterans, and a national VA Bowling Tournament held annually. Additionally, BVL has been a long time sponsor of the four major veterans recreation events each year – the Golden Age Games, the Winter Sports Clinic, the Creative Arts Festival and the Wheelchair Games.

Since 1950, the Bowling State of California has donated over $8 million dollars to our veterans. With donations to California Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers, Outreach Centers and California Veteran’s Homes we have provided items for rehabilitation therapy, recreation items, Outbound programs and items to enhance the environment . Many of these items never make the government priority lists and, for bowlers, BVL – The California Bowler’s BVL Fund, has become a mission. The California USBC Association THANKS all of you on behalf of the Veterans of California.

The California USBC Association administers the California Bowlers BVL Fund. Any expenses are paid out of interest earned and with the exception of the annual gift to the National BVL Fund, 100% of the donated funds go to our California facilities. Click here to read more about the CUSBC BVL fund.