BVL 2009 REPORT

BVL Committee
The Bowlers to Veterans Link Hospitals and Presentations Report 

The California Bowlers to Veterans (BVL) Committee met in October 2009 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 $125,800 to the following Veterans Centers in California.   Since 1959 the California BVL Fund has donated $8,560.756.53 to our California Veterans.  We Thank all of you for your continued support of the California BVL.

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:

$9,000 VA Northern California Healthcare System – (includes outpatient clinics in Martinez, Fairfield, Mare Island, Oakland, Redding, Chico and McClellan) to provide an outdoor kitchen to assure ease and confidence in preparing meals for independent living and ensure social skills to successfully reintegrate into the community.
$10,000 VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System – (includes outpatient clinics in Downtown LA, Bakersfield, East LA, Gardena, Lancaster, Oxnard, Pasadena, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara) Sand wheelchairs and surf boards to support the Surf Camp Clinic/rehab of OIEF/TBI Veterans.
$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 for the OIF/OEF Veterans outreach program.
$1,300 Fresno Veterans Center – Holiday outreach program and a DVD/VCR Television.
$2,000 Peninsula Veterans Center – Holiday party, refreshments.
$1,500 San Jose Veterans Center – VCR/DVD player, trip to Veterans Retirement home in Yountville, and Holiday party.
$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.
$8,000 VA Long Beach Healthcare System – Emergency funds for the purchase of clothing, bus tokens, food and other essentials for the homeless.
$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 North Orange County Veterans Center – Bus passes, holiday picnics.
$1,800 Redwood Veterans Center – Coffee supplies and retreats.
$1,500 North Bay Veterans Center – Holiday parties, camping trips, coffee maker.
$1,500 Oakland Veterans Center – Coffee supplies and bus passes.
$1,500 Corona Veterans Center – Holiday parties, family care baskets, and bus passes.
$1,300 Sacramento Veterans Center – Holiday party, comfort kits, and bowling activities.
$1,000 San Bernardino Veterans Center – Holiday party and DSL installation/connection.
$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 – Two televisions and three patio swings to be used by residents.
$25,000 Veterans Home of California – Yountville – Portion of the annual cost to operate and maintain the on-site bowling center.
$4,000 Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista –Golden Age Games, upgrade Library computer.
$5,000 VA Palo Alto Healthcare System – Bowling trips and bowling supplies.
$6,000 VA Central California Healthcare System – Bowling activities, games, crafts, community outings, 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 bus tokens.
$1,000 San Diego Veterans Center – Coffee supplies and refreshments
$1,600 East Los Angeles Vet Center – Holiday parties, coffee fund, bowling.
$3,000 California Bowling Writers – Phone Cards for the service personnel to use for the holidays to call home.
$1,000 USO – Ontario, LAX, and Palm Springs Airports – Miscellaneous supplies for traveling veterans.
$1,500 Modesto Vet Center – Bowling, Holiday party and coffee.
$1,300 Eastern Sacramento Vet Center – Bowling, Holiday party and comfort kits.
$1,200 CUSBC BVL – Promotional Carpet Bowling Lane Kits to be sent to our Service Personal.

TOTAL DONATION FOR THE 2008-2009 SEASON: $125,800

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, Melissa Ade, Linda Stewart
Al Hoffmann, California USBC Association President, ex-officio