These are the ideas displayed by the
fine men and women of our armed forces through the generations. Today it is our turn to honor those who fought by reflecting
on the values, rights and dreams which they served proudly to protect. It is with great pride that we salute them through
the "BOWLERS VICTORY LINK" Drive. During the coming month of February, the officers and directors of the Greater Pittsburgh
Ten Pin Bowling Assoc. will make its annual appeal on behalf of the Annual BVL drive to all the local sanctioned and non sanctioned
bowlers throughout the metropolitan area. Since its inception in 1942, the commitment and mission of this fund drive has always
remained comnstant. That is remembering and supporting those who had fought to preserve these values, rights and dreams.
Our armed forces. I know that there are many worthwhile and notable charities that touch the bowlers heart throughout
the year. I cant remember when the bowling industry has ever refused to support any one of these charities amd we all
can attest to this. However, believe me when i say, "Bowlers in general are the front runners when it comes to providing
the bulk of funds and supporting these note worthy charities". The drive provides the necessary funding for many special interests
and needs of our hospitalized and disabled veterans currently being cared for in the one hundred seventy-one VA medical centers
throughout the United States. Then too, it also provides grants for special recreational equipment and services which are
not included in many of these centers' budget to rehabilitate the disabled veterans. So please help. The manner in
which the collections could be done will vary from center to center or league to league. That decision is entirely up to
you. Some worthy and notable suggestions that have been used in the past are direct solicitations or passing the "HAT"
among the bowlers, a 50/50 Drawing or even holding a mini tourament among the bowlers with a portion of the prize fund
being donated toward the drive. Again we can only ask for your support. We dont expect everyone to give a lot. But
maybe just maybe, you'll find it in your heart to spare some small pocket change or even a dollar bill..... anything to support
this drive. It would greatly appreciated if every league would make a token of their appreciation to this worthy cause.
It;s only one very small way that we can show and express ouor thanks and appreciation to all the fallen comrades that
gace up their lives to protect this great nation. Let's now return our appreciation by giving a small token of our gratitude
to those who returned home disabled.
Individual contributions can be sent to" Greater Pittsburgh Tenpin Bowling
Association C/O "BVL" 105 Penn Plaza Turtle Creek, Pa. 15145
Thank you in advance for your support of this