November is BVL Month. If you are looking to become involved in a worthy cause, helping with this effort will give you that satisfaction of helping past and present troops through our great sport of bowling. Association directors and league secretaries have been involved in collecting donations during league sessions for many, many years. This year we expanded this drive by giving open play bowlers an opportunity to donate at the front desk. All donations are tax deductible. Please contact the association office to see how you can become involved. We appreciate any support.
2014 – NLAC partnered with Bob’s Big Boy. On November 11 (Veteran’s Day), Bob’s Big Boy in Northridge and Burbank donated 20% of their sales to the NLAC BVL fund. THANK YOU BOB’s!!
2016 USBC CONVENTION, LAS VEGAS – BVL, which provides recreational and therapeutic programs and services to brighten the days of America’s active duty and veteran service men and women, announced it made a total donation of just over $909,000 to the Department of Veterans Affairs because of contributions made during the 2014-2015 season. Founded in 1942, BVL has raised more than $45 million.
BVL also honored the top state and local associations for their contributions. The top state association contributors were: CALIFORNIA, $119,686; Michigan, $56,484; Virginia, $45,960; Texas, $38,535; and Tennessee, $31,571. The top local associations were: Nation’s Capital Area (Va.) USBC, $23,448; CITRUS BELT (Calif.) USBC, $18,303; Metro Detroit USBC, $17,099; Metro Phoenix USBC, $15,763; and SAN DIEGO USBC, $11,621 (Calif). Go to BowlForVeterans.org to learn more about BVL and to see all the state and local association contributions.
As you know, these funds are used to purchase recreational equipment, field trips, coffee, and office equipment for use by the veterans, and to help with social events and special outings.
Unfortunately, our Military is currently in conflict and we are again asking for your continued support and assistance in helping our veterans return to the way of life they left. We urge you to remember the BVL Creed, as follows: “For the good things of life at hand for millions of us, thousands gave their lives. In our service and Veterans Administration Hospitals are other thousands who escaped death fighting with the same spirit for the same cause. Our debt to them is profound. The least they might expect is that all of us accomplish everything within our means to restore them to normal existences.”
The bowlers of California have kept the promise made to our Veterans in 1950, “We won’t forget you”.
Director Ken Doolittle presents Lenny Watts with the 2016 Hall of Fame Meritorious Service Award for his wife, Diddy Watts (posthumously).
How often do you see this? Tony Pensanti leaves the 1-7-10 in the Valley Mixed 4 League at Corbin Bowl. Wonder if it was converted?
LABA Hall Of Famer Rusty Bryant, NLAC USBC Hall Of Famer Gary Montomery & NLAC USBC President Tish Plotkin present Charles Kenny with 2017 NLAC USBC Hall Of Fame Plaque
Thank you Tish Plotkin for serving as NLAC USBC President (2015-2017). Presented by Tom Leigh at the 2017 Officer Appreciation Luncheon at BRC Sands Bowl.
Yvette Mossontte happily accepts plaque recognizing the 2016-17 BVL donations from Valencia Lanes.
James B, Manager at Pickwick Bowl receives a plaque for their 2016-17 BVL donation. Thanks to all of the bowlers for their donations!
Ken Doolittle, House Rep presenting certificate for 2016-17 BVL donations from Winnetka Bowl to Mike Willis.
Winnetka Bowl - Coach Daniel Presents Julia Frias with the 2016-17 NLAC USBC Winter Season Association Girls High Average Award (215)
Eliot Blair receives his very first 200 coin award. Presented by Becky Goldberg, Secretary of Vegas Aces at Valencia Lanes.
for being inducted into the 2018 California USBC Association Hall of Fame for Superior Performance