Royal Pin Leisure Centers Donates $4,600

For the second consecutive year, Royal Pin Leisure Centers, with four locations in the Indianapolis area, conducted a BVL fund raiser to help support hospitalized veterans in the Central Indiana area.

“Our customers and our staff really are behind the BVL cause,” says Operations Manager Barb Short.

Pictured (L to R): BVL Board Chair John LaSpina accepts contribution from Royal Pin Leisure Centers representatives Barb Short and Casey Williams

Pictured (L to R): BVL Board Chair John LaSpina accepts contribution from Royal Pin Leisure Centers representatives Barb Short and Casey Williams

“When we first introduced them to BVL, and they learned all the good things that BVL does – and with such a low overhead – everyone got on board!”

The centerpiece of the Royal Pin fund raising effort is getting as many staff members and bowlers from the community involved. For 5-6 weeks staff walks through every league and sell $5 entries to their BVLtournament. The top 40 bowlers advance to the tournament and they can try to qualify every week during that time period. Many bowlers that had already qualified for the tournament would still donate, and thanks to the efforts of staff members Royal Pin was able to gather many raffle prizes. From Nascar race car sponsor hoods to weekend getaways on horse-riding farms, they had something for everyone. They also contacted BVL National for a supply of the “Support Our Troops” wristbands and the paper bowling “pins”: they sold Support Our Troops wristbands and asked for a $1 donation for the bowling “pins” which were hung at the counter for everyone to see.

Short explains, “It was really a matter of going through the lanes and talking with our bowlers every week about what this cause supports. I know listening to some of our own bowlers’ stories of being in the service was a real motivator for the staff.”

 

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