Meet "Bacon Van Lean"

Beginning the 74th year of service, BVL has held a premiere position in support of recreation therapy for our nation’s veterans.  With humble beginnings in World War II, and a long and storied history since, BVL has maintained its leadership role in providing recreational programs and services for those who have served our country.


History

  • BVL’s first campaign during WWII raised money to purchase medical evacuation planes to ferry the wounded home from the battlefields of Europe
  • BVL supported the dependents of those killed during Operation Desert Storm with academic scholarships for college
  • BVL has shipped more than 550 portable carpet bowling lane kits to active duty troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and a host of other locales including to the USS Enterprise and USS Ronald Reagan

What Is BVL ? (Brightening Veteran's Lives)

CONGRATULATIONS MICHIGAN - YOU WERE AGAIN RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS IN EXCESS OF $48,000 FOR THE 2015-16 SEASON

Please remember to be counted in the Michigan contribution - you MUST send your donations to BVL - You may request that it be designated for one of the Michigan facilities.

BVL's Tribute at the USBC Convention

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