BVL Committee
The Bowlers to Veterans Link Hospitals and Presentations Report 

The California Bowlers to Veterans (BVL) Committee met in September 2010 in San Diego to review the requests from the California Veteran’s facilities. The financial report was presented.

On behalf of the bowlers in California, the CUSBC BVL Committee has donated the amount of $146,700 to the following Veterans Centers in California.  Since 1959 the California BVL Fund has donated $8,682,325.20 to our California Veterans.  We want to 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:

$25,000 VA Northern California Healthcare System – (includes outpatient clinics in Martinez, Fairfield, Mare Island, Oakland, Redding, Chico and McClellan).  Purchase two electric golf carts for transportation around the facility and participation into the Golden Age Games and the Creative Arts Festival.
$8,000 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) Start an Adaptive Bowling Program for the Veterans at Mission Hills Bowl.
$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 group outings.
$2,000 Peninsula Veterans Center – Holiday party, refreshments.
$1,500 San Jose Veterans Center – Holiday party and outreach program.
$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.
$1,400 North Orange County Veterans Center – Recreational activities to improve social economic growth and refreshments.
$1,800 Redwood Veterans Center – Coffee supplies and retreats and transportation to appointments at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
$1,100 North Bay Veterans Center – Yoga workshop series to help lessen the effects of PTSD and other anxiety disorders, Holiday parties.
$1,500 Oakland Veterans Center – Coffee supplies and bus passes and hygiene kits for the homeless.
$1,500 Corona Veterans Center – Bowling activities, Holiday parties, Hygiene Kits  and transportation/bus passes.
$1,300 Sacramento Veterans Center – Bowling activities, Holiday party, and comfort kits for the homeless.
$1,000 San Bernardino Veterans Center – Holiday party and Treatment help.
$1,200 Santa Cruz Veterans Center – Annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day events, rehab BBQ, holiday party, and homeless Veterans Event in May.
$6,000 Veterans Home of California – Barstow – Bowling actives, National Golden Age Games
$25,000 Veterans Home of California – Yountville – Portion of the annual cost to operate and maintain the on-site bowling center.
$5,000 Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista –Golden Age Games, Flat Screen TV for residents main lobby, Holiday party.
$8,000 VA Palo Alto Healthcare System – Bowling program, Flat screen TV and entertainment system for community living area, Road bikes for PTSD patients for exercise program.
$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 – Bowling activities, Holiday parties and Social contact outings, refreshments.
$1,000 San Diego Veterans Center – Holiday parties, coffee supplies and refreshments
$1,500 East Los Angeles Vet Center – Bowling, Holiday parties, and coffee fund.
$3,000 California Bowling Writers– Phone Cards for the service personnel to use for the holidays to call home.
$2,300 Modesto Vet Center – Bowling, Holiday party and coffee.
$1,200 Citrus Heights Vet Center – Bowling, Holiday party and homeless comfort kits.
$1,000 South Orange Co Vet Center – Bowling/Recreation activities, bus passes and Holiday Parties


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, Chairperson
Melissa Ade
Elaine Baker
Lynn Graves
Al Hoffmann
Chuck Shock,
Linda Johnson, California USBC Association President, ex-officio
Larry Peppers, California USBC Association Manager, ex-officio