Dec. 28, 2011
-- Even though most people in Southwest Florida are reeling from the devastating impact of the on-going economic recession, it didn’t stop hundreds of bowlers at 6 local Bowland Centers, and partner center All Star Lanes, from reaching deep in their wallets to help support the efforts of the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) organization. The final tally for donations from the bowlers is $7,013.
A variety of fundraising events was staged at the bowling centers throughout the month for BVL, which is a national charity that raises money to fund recreation and therapeutic programs and services for America’s veterans. The Bowland donation will eventually be used by Veteran’s Administration clinics in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.
“Our bowlers are huge supporters of our nation’s military veterans,” said Lisa Ciniello, Vice President of Bowling Management Associates, operators of the local centers. “We couldn’t be prouder of the men and women who serve our country. Likewise, we can’t say thank you enough to the bowlers for their continued contributions to an outstanding organization like BVL.”
Bowland Centers are located throughout southwest Florida: Beacon and Woodside in Naples, Coral Lanes and HeadPinz in Cape Coral, Bowland Lehigh in Lehigh Acres and Bowland Pt. Charlotte. Contributions were also raised from the staff and bowlers at All Star Lanes in North Ft Myers, with $794 going to the total donation.
For additional information, please contact LISA CINIELLO, Vice-President of B.M.A., at 239-947-2111 or MIKE CANNINGTON, Marketing Director for B.M.A., at 239-438-1465. National Media Contact for BVL is ELIZABETH MONTOYA (703) 860-3132.
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Bowland Centers of Southwest Florida are bowling center entertainment facilities in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. The company also operates NEMO’S SPORTS CAFÉ on Ft Myers Beach, a full service restaurant and sports bar.