FAIRFAX, Va. (January 30, 2020) – BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link) today announced that Libbi Fletcher of St. Clair Shores, Mich., has been named as BVL’s USBC Consultant.
In this new role, Fletcher will work to further develop relationships with local and state USBC Associations to increase participation and fundraising for BVL. She will also manage the BVL Ambassador program which coordinates volunteers throughout the U.S. to spread awareness of BVL’s work with veterans. Fletcher stepped down from her position on the BVL Board to accept the BVL-USBC Consultant position.
BVL is bowling’s own and oldest charity, raising more than $52 million since 1942 to fund recreation therapy programs that address the emotional and physical needs of veterans and active-duty military, including sports, music, crafts, technology, and adaptive equipment for rehabilitation activities. BVL is a national nonprofit 501 (c) (3) charity that is consistently acknowledged for efficient and effective programming delivered with extremely low overhead. BVL has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Charities” by Independent Charities of America, earned a “Top-Rated” Nonprofit distinction from GreatNonprofits, and is also a member of the Combined Federal Campaign (#93325).
“Libbi has a heart for service and has always been dedicated to both BVL and our veterans so this is a great fit for everyone,” said BVL Chair John LaSpina. “Her extensive experience and understanding of working with USBC associations will be invaluable to build new relationships and create more awareness of BVL.”
Libbi Fletcher“I am so looking forward to this next step with BVL,” said Fletcher. “It is very encouraging how the bowling industry is truly embracing bowling’s oldest charity, and anything I can do to continue the work BVL does for our veterans, I am all in. USBC Associations have been remarkable in supporting the organization, but with the mergers, we may have lost touch with a few. I am truly looking forward to reaching out and talking to our associations and assisting them in whatever they need to push us toward raising more dollars to support the military community through BVL.”
Fletcher joined the BVL Board in July 2012 as one of the charity’s most successful local fundraisers, promoting and supporting BVL throughout the greater Detroit metro area. Fletcher’s connection to BVL and veterans is personal as her father served in the Army during the Korean War and her sister also served in the Army.
Fletcher previously served nationally with WIBC for four years and then another eight years under the USBC umbrella. She was the first President of Metro Detroit USBC (MDUSBC) during the time when four area associations merged to create MDUSBC, the largest local association in USBC. She currently serves as Vice President of the Metro Detroit USBC, and is in her second year as Director of the Michigan State USBC, chairing two committees and serving on four other committees.
In May 2019, Fletcher retired from Logicalis North America, an information technology company, where she worked for 14 years.
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