Bowlers to Veterans Link
Bowlers to Veterans Link

Program Description

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, they have raised almost $30 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 a friendly Labrador, or try their hand at painting.


  • 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 help speed recuperation and improve morale. Some programs, like the annual VA/BVL Veterans Bowling Tournament, are decades-old traditions (now in it’s 66th year), while others, like the “Welcome Home: We Salute You” events and Project Military Music, were just launched this year. BVL takes pride in identifying the needs of our veterans and providing programs to fill those needs in a cost efficient and effective manner.

Contact Info

Bowlers to Veterans Link

11350 Random Hills Road
Suite 800
Fairfax, VA 22030