BVL to Sponsor High School Essay Contest


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BVL to Sponsor High School Essay Contest
“One Veteran’s Story”

The sport’s own, oldest, and most successful charity – the Bowlers to Veterans’ Link, in partnership with USBC Youth, is launching a nationwide writing contest open to high school aged USBC members focusing on the prompt “One Veteran’s Story.” The contest is designed to uncover and spotlight the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans.

“We are pleased to be able to create this unique platform to offer our high school bowlers the opportunity to share their writing skills as well as their knowledge of a veteran’s backstory,” says BVL Board Chairman John LaSpina. “Too often, we go about our days and forget the sacrifices of the heroes in our midst. We believe these young writers and this contest can be the catalyst to shine a light on our deserving heroes.”

The winning essayist will receive 50 scholarship points from USBC. There will be two honorable mention prizes of 10 scholarship points.

Entries will be judged by three of the sport’s leading writers: Senior Editor of Bowlers Journal International Bob Johnson; Publisher and Editor of International Bowling Industry Scott Frager; and Operations Manager of the International Bowling Media Association Jackie Wyckoff.

Interested writers should submit their original unpublished work of no less than 1500 words via the BVL website. Entries can be uploaded between Veterans Day, November 11, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Winners will be announced in January 2017.

For rules and submission specifics, visit

About BVL
Founded in 1942, BVL is a national 501 (c) (3) charity which is consistently acknowledged for efficient and effective programming delivered with extremely low overhead. BVL has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Charities,” earned a “Top Rated” Nonprofit distinction, and accepted into the Combined Federal Campaign (#93325).