BVL group honoredSubmitted photo Bowlforveterans.org recognized Julie Schmidt of Jamestown recently for her efforts with BVL, known as bowling’s charity. BVL provides things for hospitalized veterans through various fundraisers held throughout the bowling season. Schmidt annually gives a presentation at the state tournament and sells bowling pins and towels with proceeds going to BVL. They also hold 50-50 raffles with half the pot going to BVL charities. At the 2012 state tournament in Jamestown, Thelma Trecker and her daughter Susan decorated their BVL booth with patriotic colors. Pictured at the booth are from left, Thelma Trecker and Nellie Degen (hat), Esther Strausburg (back to camera). Schmidt is the director of the North Dakota Women’s Bowling Association and BVL chair.