As part of a nationwide program coordinated by the sport of bowling through the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL), the Waukee, Iowa based Warrior Lanes recently raised $1,698.75 to support the recreational therapy programs and services to help hospitalized military veterans.
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to support our veterans,” said Kristy Morse. “All of us at Warrior Lanes are proud to be part of this program to make the days brighter for our American heroes. We will never forget their sacrifice.”
The Warrior Lanes campaign is part of a nationwide effort through the sport’s own charity – The Bowlers to Veterans Link – which contributes approximately $1,000,000 each year to veterans’ recreation therapy programs to help boost spirits and improve morale by providing outlets for an active and engaged lifestyle.
“BVL dollars pick up where government funding leaves off,” explains BVL Board Chairman John LaSpina. “These programs are a vital link in the recuperation process. Time and time again, studies show that programs like the ones BVL provides are the key to speeding recuperation and reducing stressors like isolation and loneliness. We thank our friends at Warrior Lanes for helping us in our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of our veterans and active duty military.”
Founded in 1942, BVL has been honored by the Department of Veterans Affairs for its long-time commitment to the support of our nation’s veterans. VA Secretary David Shulkin notes, “I’m particularly grateful to Bowlers to Veterans Link for joining us in their own enduring commitment and noble work for Veterans. My deep thanks to BVL for steadfastly honoring Veterans’ sacrifices.”
Area citizens interested in participating in the next Warrior Lanes campaign can watch for announcements on their Facebook page “Warriorlanes Bowling” and on their website www.warriorlanes.com.
BVL is a national 501 (c) (3) charity which is consistently acknowledged for efficient and effective programming delivered with extremely low overhead. BVL has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Charities,” earned a “Top Rated” Nonprofit distinction, and accepted into the Combined Federal Campaign (#93325). For more information, visit www.BowlforVeterans.org.