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Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids to Receive Golf Cart Donation to Benefit Veteran Members

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids (MVHGR) is honored to accept a donation of a golf cart which will directly benefit and support the veteran members at the Home. The Greater Grand Rapids United States Bowling Congress (GGRUSBC) and Michigan State United States Bowling Congress (MSUSBC), 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. The golf cart will be delivered on Friday, Dec. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at 2950 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.

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.

The check presentation will include attendance by Pat Cross, former president of GGRUSBC; Cherylle Secl-Cross association manager and director of GGRUSBC; Melanie Newton, vice president of GGRUSBC and director of MSUSBC; Jacque Monje, director of GGRUSBC and MSUSBC; Fran Reus, director of GGRUSBC; Robin DeMario, director of GGRUSBC; Amber Borrello, director of GGRUSBC; Libbi Fletcher, consultant to BVL and MSUSBC; Betsy Genger, staff administrator for MSUSBC; and Corey Dykstra, CEO of Brunswick Bowling Corporation.

Media are invited to attend to capture the presentation of the golf cart and brief remarks by Libbi Fletcher. Media should plan to be in place no later than 11:15 a.m. and RSVP to Michael Kroll at 517-285-9734 or krollm2@michigan.gov.