America’s Veterans Win with Georgetown Bowl Holiday Event

When the management at Georgetown Bowl, a busy 40-lane center in Fort Wayne, Ind. wanted to get involved with BVL, they decided to go all-out.  They created a fun bowling tournament, and added in a live DJ, an all-you-can-eat buffet, all-you-can-drink beer, and offered payouts to top finishers.

To top that off, they invited area military groups like Fort Wayne Military Honors and the Fort Wayne Air National Guard, and received sponsorship from the local Tilted Kilt restaurant.

With the format set and the word spreading, the 18 teams of five bowlers came ready for the competition on Saturday, December 20th.  “It was something between a party and a bowling event,” explained Dave Kerschner, Owner of Georgetown Bowl.  “Everyone had a great time, and we feel like we’ve started something good for BVL and good for us.”

Crazy Pins

General manager Ray Hess presented a check representing the amount raised for BVL to active military member and employee of Crazy Pinz, Zach Venderly.

They raised more than $1,200 for BVL in a single day.

“Thanks to the management, staff and customers at Georgetown Bowl for creating a great event for bowling’s own, oldest and most successful charity,” commented BVL Board Chair John LaSpina.  “Due to their efforts, we can make a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of veterans – a job well done!”

“We already have this event is scheduled for next year on the Saturday before Christmas and plan to raise even more money to support the BVL,” notes Kerschner.

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