The Bowlers to Veterans Link, or BVL, is an organization that started in 1942 and is the only national sports organization specifically devoted to military veterans.

Veterans supported include those recovering in VA Medical Centers and other veteran care centers and those suffering from PTSD. The BVL also sponsors these national veterans recreational events:

  • Winter Sports Clinic
  • Golden Age Games
  • Wheelchair Games
  • Summer Sports Clinic
  • Training/Exposure/Experience Tournament
  • Creative Arts Festival

Saturday, February 18, 7 A.M. to 10 A.M., the BVL will host a pancake breakfast at Green Acres Bowling Center in Tyler to raise funds to further support the Bowlers For Veterans Link activities.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Green Acres Bowling Center for $5. Tickets will be $7 the morning of the event. Get more details by calling Brad Hall at 903-805-1643 or visit