BVL Committee
The Bowlers to Veterans Link Hospitals and Presentations Report 

The California Bowlers to Veterans (BVL) Committee met in October 2008 in Sacramento to review the requests from the California Veteran’s facilities. The financial report was presented.

On behalf of the bowlers in California, the BVL Committee has donated the amount of $106,700.00 to the following Veterans Centers in California. A donation of $20.000.00 was made to the National BVL Program.

We have completed all of the donations for this year and hope many of you will have a chance to visit a facility in your area.  After meeting and talking with the Directors and Team Leaders, we know how proud they are of their facilities and they would all welcome your visit.

The following is the breakdown of the donations:

$10,000 VA Northern California Healthcare System – (includes outpatient clinics in Martinez, Fairfield, Mare Island, Oakland, Redding, Chico and McClellan) to provide an outreach program for the Women clinic, the community, entertainment and recreation activities, National Veterans games,  and provide community outings such as bowling.
$5,000 VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System – (includes outpatient clinics in Sepulveda, Downtown, LAAC, Bakersfield and Santa Barbara) Flat screen TV’s with mounts.
$1,500 Los Angles Veterans Resource Center – Thanksgiving and Christmas parties, bus tokens, field trips and refreshments for the veterans.
$1,500 Concord Veterans Center – Refreshments, holiday parties, veterans outreach program which includes bowling and softball.
$1,300 Fresno Veterans Center – Holiday outreach program and bus travel.
$2,000 Peninsula Veterans Center – Holiday party, refreshments.
$500 San Jose Veterans Center – Refreshments and coffee machine.
$1,300 San Marcos Veterans Center – Recreational activities and bus passes.
$1,500 West Los Angeles Veterans Center – Holiday parties, excursion trips and refreshments.
$8,000 Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center –(includes Palm Desert, Blythe, Sun City, Victorville and Upland VA Clinics) Recreation activities and therapy such as the National Wheelchair Games, Golden Age Games, Winter Sports Clinic and Creative Arts Festival.
$5,000 VA Long Beach Healthcare System – Women’s program, bus tokens and phone cards.
$6,000 VA San Diego Healthcare System – Recreation off-site outings to help all patients including Spinal Cord injury patients, develop skill levels for leisure actives.
$7,000 San Francisco VA Medical Center – Camping experience for the blind.  Bowling fund, recreation activities, Golden Age games and outpatient fitness/wellness program.
$1,400 Anaheim Veterans Center – Bus passes, gift cards, outreach activities.
$1,800 Redwood Veterans Center – Coffee supplies and retreats.
$500 North Bay Veterans Center – Holiday parties.
$1,500 Oakland Veterans Center – Coffee supplies and holiday parties.
$1,600 Corona Veterans Center – Holiday parties & family care baskets.
$1,300 Sacramento Veterans Center – Holiday party, hygiene kits, and bowling activities.
$1,400 San Bernardino Veterans Center – Holiday party, gift cards.
$1,200 Santa Cruz Veterans Center – Annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day events, rehab BBQ, holiday party, and homeless Veterans Event in May.
$2,500 Veterans Home of California – Barstow – Golden Age games, bowling equipment and participation in Calico days parade.
$8,000 Veterans Home of California – Yountville – Bus trips for outside activities, improve ball park entry area and provide tables & chairs in concession area for Geriatric patients.
$5,000 Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista –Golden Age Games, various activities both on and off campus, hobby supplies and computer lab equipment.
$10,000 VA Palo Alto Healthcare System – Flat screen TV’s and mounting brackets for the new Community Living Center.
$6,000 VA Central California Healthcare System – Party supplies, bowling activities, community outings, crafts and Golden Age games.
$2,000 Naval Medical Center – San Diego – Emergency fund for transportation.
$1,300 San Francisco Veterans Center – Hygiene kits for the homeless, holiday parties and Veterans day events.
$1,000 San Diego Veterans Center – Specials outings and events.
$1,400 East Los Angeles Vet Center – Holiday parties, coffee fund, Healthy Lifestyle picnics.
$3,000 California Bowling Writers– Phone Cards for the soldiers to use for the holidays.
$3,000 USO – Ontario, LAX, and Palm Springs Airports – Miscellaneous supplies for traveling veterans.
$1,000 Modesto Vet Center – Bowling, Hygiene Kits and Holiday party.
$1,200 CUSBC BVL – Promotional Carpet Bowling Lane Kits to be sent to our Service Personal
$20,000 National BVL Program

TOTAL DONATION FOR THE 2007-2008 SEASON: $126,700.00

The committee thanks you for your hard work and we certainly hope all the members of the California USBC will continue to support the Veterans of California.

Rosie Parker, Co- Chairperson
Linda Johnson, Co-Chairperson
Elaine Baker, Chuck Shock, Gina Moura
Al Hoffmann, California USBC Association President, ex-officio