They went out to roll some balls, to hope for strikes, and to enjoy the company of family and friends — all the while showing their support for veterans.
The “Heroes In Our House BVL” bowling benefit was held Nov. 7, at East Pasco Pin Chasers, at 6816 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. BVL stands for Bowlers to Veterans Link, and it raises money to support veteran causes.
The event took place the weekend before Veterans Day, celebrated each Nov. 11 on the anniversary of the end of World War I. The national holiday honors all who have served in the military.
There were two sessions of the bowling benefit, where people competed for prizes and bragging rights.
Geoff Hopkins, of the Tampa James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, said BVL bowling benefits are a great way to raise money for veterans through bowling.
Hopkins’ efforts have provided funding for recreation therapy and creative arts therapy programs for veterans at the hospital.
Published November 17, 2021