Here's an easy way to enjoy a night our and help support efforts to assist our veterans.

Six Northern Illinois bowling centers will be taking part in a nationwide program to support Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) and America’s veterans through the “Bowl for Freedom” campaign. The event will be conducted August 14-16. BVL is a national nonprofit charity dedicated to Brightening Veterans’ Lives.

During that weekend, the centers will offer a special package featuring 99 cent games, 99 cent shoe rental, 99 cent hot dogs, 99 cent Pepsi products and 99 cent Miller beers. All of the bowling proceeds will be donated to BVL.

John Anderson, Northern Illinois Bowling Proprietors Association Executive Director, says the community is excited to support the event:

“Here in Northern Illinois, our bowling centers are committed to the veteran’s cause. We understand the service and sacrifice of our nation’s service men and women, and we appreciate the opportunity to give back. We are behind this program 100% -- from staff to customers to fellow community members. Come down and join us for a fun way to do good!”

Centers participating in this event are:

Freeport
4 Seasons
1100 W Galena Ave

Loves Park
Park Lanes
5318 North Second St.

Forest Hills Lanes
7742 Forest Hills Rd

B and B Park Bowl
5626 N. 2nd

Rockford
The Cherry Bowl
7171 Cherryvale Blvd

Don Carter Lanes
4007 E. State St.

South Beloit
Viking Lanes
210 Oak Grove Avenue