BVL continues a proud tradition of providing recreation therapy programs for veterans with the announcement of the dates of the 68th Annual Veterans Bowling Tournament — slated this year for March 3 through March 28.
The tournament is open to all veterans connected with the VA Medical Center system, and is coordinated through recreation therapists on site at the facilities. This year’s event will include nine separate divisions based on hospital size, as well as physical and age limitations. The tournament also has two divisions for electronic bowling.
Teams of five – with up to three alternates – bowl a total of 45 games during the month and submit scores on the BVL website by April 15. All competitors receive a certificate of participation, and the top three teams in each division receive medals.
The tournament was first introduced when US troops were returning home from the battlefields of Europe and Asia and was conducted on the White House bowling lanes with President Truman on hand to confer awards. Since then, BVL has remained on the forefront of rec therapy to help improve the emotional and physical health of America’s heroes.
See the tab under “Programs” and “Annual BVL Bowling Tournament” for more information, including rules, posters, and fact sheet.