CCUSBC donates $3,500 to Honor Flight Nevada

A group of veterans were recognized Nov. 13 at Carson Lanes as part of a check presentation. Carson Country USBC offered a $3,500 donation to Honor Flight Nevada. CCUSBC’s board supports the Bowling Veterans League and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as its national charities of choice. (Photo: Jessica Garcia/Nevada Appeal)

A group of veterans were recognized Nov. 13 at Carson Lanes as part of a check presentation. Carson Country USBC offered a $3,500 donation to Honor Flight Nevada. CCUSBC’s board supports the Bowling Veterans League and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as its national charities of choice. (Photo: Jessica Garcia/Nevada Appeal)

The Carson Country United States Bowling Congress, local association of the national initiative Bowling to Veterans League, has donated $3,500 to Honor Flight Nevada after holding its annual tournament Nov. 13.
The donation was made at a tournament at Carson Lanes with 103 entrants, including bowlers and local veterans filling all the lanes, according to Patrick Heath, CCUSBC board second vice president.
The tournament is the organization’s annual fundraiser honoring service members from American and world conflicts as far back as World War II and a variety of military capacities, according to Honor Flight Nevada Director “Big John” Konvicka, who spoke briefly before bowling began, calling his work with his organization “the best charity I’ve ever been involved with.”
The local association, Carson Country USBC, was formed in May 2006 when Capital City WBA and Carson Country BA merged. The CCUSBC supports the BVL and the Bowl for the Cure held by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Heath said at the tournament despite the fact the organization is run by its board and it holds its charity fundraiser, it invites the public to come out and community members do not have to be league-sanctioned bowlers to participate.
“I’m not a veteran myself, but I do have family members who are,” Heath said of the Nov. 13 event. “It’s the biggest charity we have.”
With 103 attending this year, it was CCUSBC’s largest yet, and it generated at least $1,900 in raffle tickets, according to participant Marty Elzy.
The event in all generated a total of $3,800, with $3,500 going to Honor Flight and the remaining $300 going to BVL.
CCUSBC’s tournament in the future will be renamed the Chris Beard Tournament in honor of former BVL committee chairwoman Beard, who was described by CCUSBC members on Saturday as being active in securing donations and membership.
For information about the Carson Country USBC, visit www.ccusbcnv.com. For information about Bowlers to Veterans, visit www.bowl.com/BVL/BVL_Home/About_Bowlers_To_Veterans_Link/ or www.bvl.org.

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