MODESTO -- The Bowlers to Veterans Link started 71 years ago during World War II when bowlers decided to support the troops in a different way.
One of the first BVL projects was to buy a medical evacuation airplane to bring the wounded home from the battlefields to begin their recuperation.
Now the BVL takes a leadership role in providing recreational therapy for the nation's veterans.
It's still going strong. So this week when you're asked to donate $1 to qualify for the 2013 California BVL Tournament, you'll know you're supporting a good cause. That dollar allows your league scores to be used for the tournament standings. Winners of the six women's divisions and five men's divisions will represent Modesto in the State BVL roll-offs. The finals will be March 30 at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park.
Those BVL dollars add up. They've been used to buy sports equipment, arts and crafts supplies, pet therapy activities, games, music, drama, dance and community outings throughout the nation. You can always give more than the dollar if you want.
The team of Anja DeBoer, Sandy Pastorelli and Angie Bosio walked away with the Ladies Trio Tournament at McHenry with a score of 2,330. Bosio was tops at 697 with Denise Stucker, Sally Levesque and Lori Spani second (2,311) and Laverne Howe, Fran Lockwood and Betty Gerritsen third (2,300).
The Ladies Luncheon Sweeper will roll at Yosemite starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday with tournament scoring and a potluck.
It's time for the Sweetheart Doubles No-Tap Tournament at McHenry. Doubles teams of a man and woman roll at 1 p.m. Friday, after the potluck lunch.
The Modesto USBC City Tournament runs the weekends of March 2-3 and 9-10. Team events are at McHenry and doubles and singles at Yosemite. There will be two squads each day at each location. The tournament has four different team events scratch, men, women and mixed. The scratch, men and mixed teams have five-person teams. The women's event has four bowlers per team. Doubles will have three prize lists. Entry is $20 per event.
The Modesto USBC Senior City Doubles Tournament is at McHenry Bowl, rolling March 1 and March 8. Entrants must be 55 or older and bowl in a Modesto league. Teams can be all men, all women or mixed. Bowlers can bowl twice but with different partners.
The PBA comes to Northern California April 12-14 for the Earl Anthony Memorial PBA Open at Dublin Bowl. There's a Junior & Senior Pro-Am on April 12 and an Adult Pro-Am on April 13.
Dallas Kadry is an employee of McHenry Bowl; reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 571-2695
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ADULT LEAGUES Mixed Match Point: Harold Walker 300/911, Shirley Anderson 263/852. Monday Madness: Josh Biewer 265/654, Wendy Magadeno 215/575. Del Rio Jet Vegas: Dave Wilson 275/801, Becca Johnson 243/602. Scratch Trios: Milo Coronado 290/1039, Tara Riddle 256, Brigitte Boney 891. Tuesday Triples: Ray Swickard Sr 256, Jim Bass 671, Cindy James 185/507. Duke n Duchess: Steven Chavez 266, Roger Mettler 608, Deann Smoke 192/500. Paramount: Richard Perez 244, John Perez Jr 663, Josh Stanford 663, Jackie Yick 233/610. El Dorado: John Walsh III 265/715. Wednesday Vets: James Brodie 256, Bill Click 667, Ginger DeMello 181/510. Midweek Madness: Adrian Davalos 257/686, Lisa Escamilla 203/575. Reno Mixed: Jim Bass 246, Gary Pattee 679, Sandy Pastorelli 203, Laverne Howe 557. Empress-Pioneer: Joyce Hebert 545, Carol Erickson 219. Wednesday Mixed 5's: Freddy Irvin 279/751, Share Hahn 235/625, Bre Sandoval 235. Stardusters: Lori Spani 161. El Portal: Stacy Lub 192, Tami Tomaino 527. School Daze: Adrian Davalos 216/609, Barbara Nordman 189. 12 for 12: Kyle Johnson 225, Sheryl Brady 189. Federal: Derek Tull 268, John Meyers 268/757. City Employees: John Hansen Jr 635, Steven Heune 235, Mary Hansen 204/506. Suburban: Bruce Fetzer 243/643, Martha Baucom 179/528. Black Oak Classic: Milo Coronado 300/962, Randi Blomdahl 894, Kayley Olvera 244. Friday Veterans: James Brodie 604, Art rosenburg 257, Ieko Click 178. Dairymen: Steve Bridges 233/608, Justine Cowart 193, Alma Overweg 527. Reno Bound: Josh Downing 275, John Olivan 718, Jamie Marksman 216/588. Sundowners: Robert Aguilar Jr 245, Derek Martis 245, Luke Milburn 644, Julia Davalos 211, Kim Hernandez 557. Sun Jr/Adult: Wayne Parkay 247, Tassie Parkay 204. Weekenders: Ken Cammack 260/6810, Jennifer Crain 224, Cindy James 611. Memorial: Roger Moua 256/627, Linda Duarte 180.
SENIOR LEAGUES Friendly Villagers: Ralph Rodriguez 202/519, Betty Tull 185. Homewood Village: Mike McCalip 224, Raymond Whitler 613, Gloria Chin 183. Young at Heart: John Mott 243/618, Betty Plant 241/537. SIR: Larry Dias 278, James Brodie 676. Classy Ladies: Jolene Burrows 189. Cross Point: Peter Johnson 227, Terry McBride 533, Janet Spooner 193/503. Prime Timers: Robert Moore 590, Don Rodrigues 221, Jeanne Wood 182.
YOUTH LEAGUES Tuesday Bumpers: Andre Scott 68, Maya Ramsay 66. Strikers: Diego Gloria 85, Keemyah Scott 85. Wild Zodiacs: Kameron Simi 200/500, Sarah Bohrer 183. Jr Gold Scratch: Kyle Simi 234/878, Brittany Scheaffer 257/879. Thurs Bumpers: Bella Ferrel 61, Michael Tellaz 74. Thurs Super Bumpers: Paul Massingill 74, Natalie Menezes 103. Cartoon Mania: Nolan Croasdale 133, Laura Fernandes 157. Saturday Bumpers: Brandon Oleary 117, Mary Murphy 85. Saturday Super Bumpers: Jeffrey Carter 78. Saturday Comics: Issac Black 148, Jennifer Delise 138. Prime Rollers: Ashton Russell 204/521, Sara Nassberg 171. Generation X: Nico Zavaleta 223/569, Vivian Serrano 200. Special Olympics: Kevin Harrell 174, Regina Thorsland 155. Modesto Blind: Joseph Cabral 158, Cheryl Niles 118.
ADULT LEAGUES Monday Jr/Adult: Don Mathey 280/764, Mia Wix 257/704. San Joaquin: Robert Hedrick 267, Frank Ramsdell 266/691, Vanessa Brown 205/546. Veterans League: Carl Elvik 234/646, Gary Adams 224/639, Ieko Click 149. Comet: Rick Francis 290/843, Stephany Walton 264/689. PBA: Jeff Warner 300, Rick Francis 215/603, Sharon Aronson 258/646. Town n Country: Ron Johnson 257/686, Norman Wiggins 278. Classic Trios: Bob Neuerburg 279, Wayne Garber 268/758, Carol Serpa 225/580. Morning Belles: Darlene Valocsik 208, April Doran 198/558. Guys & Gals: Todd Vincent 300/733, Ali Rocha 193, Pam Roberts 178/513. Telco: Robert Tillery 258/684, Tony Machado III 268. Have a Ball League: Floyd Gray 268/661, Megan Hunter 208/583. Mexican American: Robbie Topie 243/658, Skip Topie 247, Tina Munson 223/617. Gallo: Stan Greenwood 278, Alex Bermudez 265/743, Robin Webb 235/590. Road Runners: Aaron Wood 155, Janeen Koch 161. Staikoff Classic: Dwayne Hunter 269/774. Yosemite Majors: Jeff Warner 300, Bob Burkett 269/791. Hi Low: Ben Swope 257/702, Kelly Lewis 246/550. Reno: Jack Simmaly 235/665, Alicia Murray 223/538. Sunday Fun Mixers: Jeremy Semon 267, Norman Wiggins 244/667, Camilla Delgado 235/641, Tina Munson 238. Sunday Jr/Adult: Darrel Amerson 242, Natalie Hunter 189.
SENIOR LEAGUES Hiz and Herz: James Frank 222, Ray Gamble 203/593, Pat Devore 169/503. Midway Match Point: Ray Gamble 237, Pedro Flores 232/679, Sharon Zimmerman 215/572. Jalopy: Lloyd Bridge 226, Dick Miller 223/679, Joann Rico 201/508. Young @ Heart: Cliff Marceau 268/716, Marianne Hoex 193. Golden Age: Ray Gamble 213/630, Harold Ray 223, Virginia Higle 235/564. National Classic: Bob Neuerburg 269/663, Roxanne Grubb 199/555. Scratch Trios: Pedro Flores 259/671, Gordon Harvey 256, Jan Rupp Vigneau 246/549.
YOUTH LEAGUES Monday Jr/Adult: Casey Custer 255, Kevin Wix Jr 247/659, Tori Young 266/681. Marlins: Josh Gaddam 173. Future Stars: Asryel Escarega 100, Lily Ulrich 103. Super Stars: Tristian Eddwards 101, Zack Dressel 106, Sara Kraft 100. Sunday Jr/Adult: Curtis Moffitt 199, Megan Hunter 197.