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MVHCT to Receive Donation of Two Golf Carts to Benefit Veteran Members
April 20, 2022
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township (MVHCT) is honored to be accepting two golf carts. The Metro Detroit United States Bowling Congress (USBC), along with Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL), the non-profit organization that supports veterans and active-duty service members through recreation therapy programs and services, are behind the generous donation which will directly benefit and support the resident members at the Home. The donation will be presented on Thursday, April 21 at 12 p.m. at 47901 Sugarbush Rd., Chesterfield Township, Mich., 48047.
“With the support of the Metro Detroit USBC and assistance offered by Battery Warehouse, we were able to acquire two golf carts to be presented to the veteran members of Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township who have given so much,” said Libbi Fletcher, consultant to BVL and vice president of the Metro Detroit USBC. “All of our success is attributed directly to the individuals, businesses and social groups who so generously donate to our cause, we could not do it without all of their support.”
BVL, the sport of bowling’s oldest charity, was established in 1942 when a women’s bowling association raised money to buy medical transport planes that brought wounded soldiers from battlefields to hospitals in the U.S. For the past eight decades, BVL has funded recreation therapy programs and services designed to speed recuperation, boost morale and address the essential physical and emotional needs of veterans.
“These golf carts will provide transportation for veteran members to enjoy the natural surroundings and observe a wide range of wildlife across 30 acres,” said Tiffany Carr, community engagement coordinator for Michigan Veteran Homes. “We are so grateful for the BVL and Metro Detroit USBC as their generous donation enables our members to spend more time outdoors while celebrating camaraderie.”
The event is open to the public and all visitors are required to follow COVID-19 protocols on-site. Media are invited to attend to capture the presentation and remarks by Metro Detroit USBC Vice President Libbi Fletcher, Jennifer Manning, administrator of MVHCT and Bryon “Kip” Brand, a retired Air Force veteran, resident member and president of the MVHCT member council. The event will include a posting of the colors led by American Legion Post 4 Patriot Team Honor Guard out of Mount Clemens, Michigan. Media should plan to be in place at the entrance to the home under the canopy no later than 11:45 a.m. Limited media tours are available beginning at 10:45 a.m. and must be scheduled in advance by RSVP to Michael Kroll at 517-285-9734 or email@example.com.