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Thanks so much for providing the calling cards that make it possible to communicate with my husband while he is deployed in Kuwait. Our twins just celebrated their first birthday a week ago and although daddy was miles and miles away, his voice during the call created a very cherished and memorable moment! God Bless you on your continued efforts to keep our families connected.

Shilonda Blount


Donations Kick Off CBW Phone Card Effort

The first donations to the California Bowling Writers Phone Cards for the Troops effort have been received. This has become an annual donation and we are most grateful for the donations following November 11 memorializing our Vets.

About Bowlers
Bowlers give millions of dollars to charity every year and they have for years. Bowlers are among the most (if not THE most) generous people in the world of sports. Some groups might make a big splash and have a fundraiser for something (once or twice) and for the last several years bowlers have given nearly a million dollars to the Susan B. Komen Cancer fund - a million dollars and you don't see any real media recognition or thanks other than when they come to pick up the check. Where is the publicity!!!!!! Bowlers spearhead fundraisers for Diabetes, Muscular Dystrophy and more. We are all touched by illnesses that affect people, especially children and we give. Bowlers have given millions to The Bowlers BVL Fund. CBW has now raised nearly $70,000 for the phone cards.

California Bowling Writers don't have the megaphone. Big media giants can promote causes and raise millions for things like Wounded Warriors - a good cause. They have the megaphone and are on TV constantly. We have been raising funds for Phone Cards for the Troops since 2005. We are told that this small card with 300 International minutes is a cherished gift to military of all branches serving around the globe allowing them to talk to their wives, husbands and kids, and we work like crazy appealing to our members and others to support our cause.

Please consider CBW in your giving. I know - everyone wants your dollar but please support our effort. We send the cards to all branches of the service and they go to arrive on Valentine’s Day.

A donation in memory of someone you care about, a donation in honor of someone who is special in your life or a donation to support a worthy cause. This is our megaphone - hear us. You can pay using PAYPAL on our website: Or please send a donation today to:

California Bowling Writers,
Tina Martin, Treasurer,
57 Shields Lane,
Novato, CA 94947-3877.

Deadline is December 31!

Thank you!

CBW Phone Card donors for 2016-17:

Phyl & Phil Knoll, Hawthorne

Lola Mills, Torrance

Gable House Bowlers: Rainbowettes, Strikers, & Roaring 90's Bowling Leagues
Nickie Pemberton and the Ladies Classic League of Sea Bowl, Pacifica

Jae Etcheverry RCH Palos Verde

Tina Martin and the Country Club Bowl Bowlers, San Rafael

Pat Kiska, Woodacre

Marijane Viat Tournament, Country Club Bowl, San Rafael

Bette Addington, Bakersfield

Mary Lynly, Roseville
in memory of Paul & Jim Lynly and honor of John/Brenda Lynly

Ramona Clark, Riverside

Nancy McCall, Riverside

Tina & Jim Martin
in honor of Capt. Robert Nordgren, US Navy Retired

Lillian Oak, Tujunga

Donna Morales, San Jose
& the Stoned Rollers League & Traveling Ladies League

Tina Martin, Novato
& the Jacks Ringers League, Country Club Bowl, San Rafael

John & Brenda Lynly, Landing,NJ
In Honor of Mary Lynly & Belle Kamsler
& In Memory of Paul Lynly, Jim Lynly, Donald Kamsler & Anna Bucci

Donna Dillard, Pasadena

California USBC BVL Fund

Eloise Cottrell, Eureka

Gary Forman, Corona.. in memory of Bill Mossonntte

Carol Mancini, Downey
Wendy Boswell, Chico
Irene Wilson, Pinole
Avocado 600 Club

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