Bismark/Mandan (ND) USBC
Velma Schacher knows how to give back… since starting her bowling career 40 years ago, she has served in a variety of capacities and been involved in many activities. She has been the secretary for the youth, women’s and couples leagues, a director in the association, and a member of the 500 and 600 clubs.
For the past 22 years, Velma has been the bowling coach for the special needs athletes. Last season, Mandan had 59 bowlers and Bismarck had 95. Bismarck/Mandan also hosted the state tournament with 600 young people coming from around the state. At the end of the season, they have a party with prizes and plaques for all. Velma recycles bowling pins and plaques, and she also includes a picture of the bowler, emblem and their personal high game.
But Velma doesn’t stop there… she also sells 50/50 tickets at the women’s tournament and when they host the state tournament for BVL. The success of the BVL efforts comes down to Velma. But, she is always there – ready to do what she can to support a cause she loves!