Since 1942, the bowling community has raised more than $56 million to fund BVL’s mission to brighten the lives of veterans through recreation therapy programs and services. BVL continues to fund dozens of diverse recreation therapy programs including outdoor sports, music, arts & crafts, bowling, adaptive equipment, virtual reality therapy, and so much more, at veterans’ hospitals, clinics and community-based counseling centers.
Recreation therapy helps address isolation and the challenging transition back into everyday life. There are more than 9 million veterans who use VA services each year, and nearly 4.9 million of those veterans have service-connected disabilities. That’s where BVL comes in – when the federal dollars end, BVL is there to help fund recreation therapy programs and services that address veterans’ physical and emotional therapeutic needs.