Twenty state and local associations received awards for their total contributions or contributions raised on a per member basis during the 2011-2012 season, at the recently-concluded USBC convention in Reno.
“For 70 years, league bowlers have carried the BVL torch,” notes BVL Chair Darlene Baker. “Our duty today is as relevant – perhaps more so – than ever before. These associations, and all those that continue to make BVL a centerpiece activity, ensures that we can continue our mission to help brighten the days of America’s veterans.”
Left to right (standing): Marci Williams, Darlene Baker, BVL BOD members; Ernie Santos, Lynn Graves, Pauline Armstrong, San Diego, USBC; Bob Ashley, Nation’s Capitol Area USBC; Mike Raddeman, Citrus Belt USBC; Butch Kesller, Jill Walker-Markie, Minneapolis USBC; Cheryl Huntington, Gary Forman, Orange County USBC; Libbi Fletcher, BVL BOD, MAJ Sean Friendly, BVL Guest.
Left to right (seated) Shari Hoheisel, Minnesota; Mary Ann Compton, Georgia; Mabel Sheasley, Linda Johnson, California; Ann Ray, Tom Dale, Virginia. (Not pictured: Kay Smith, Texas)
The top five states for the 11-12 year were:
Top local association contributions were:
Citrus Belt (CA) USBC $21,321.30
Minneapolis (MN) USBC $17,375.00
Nation’s Capital Area (DC/VA/MD) USBC $15,400.00
Orange County (CA) USBC $12,800.00
San Diego USBC (CA) $8,500.00
State contributions to BVL based on a per member basis were:
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South Dakota $0.87
Local association contributions to BVL per member:
Columbus (GA) USBC WBA $9.62
New London (CT) USBC WBA $8.70
West Valley (OR) USBC $7.92
Kings County (CA) USBC $6.04
Fort Stewart (GA) USBC $5.76
In total, more than 350 local associations participated in the 2011-12 fundraising effort with contributions coming from all but five states. For a complete list of all state contributions and the top 50 local association contributions, see the listing on the “News” tab of the website.