Limited edition BVL/Johnny Petraglia bowling ball now available

Bowlers to Veterans Link supporters and Johnny Petraglia fans have something extra to cheer about this bowling season - a new, limited edition BVL/Johnny Petraglia signature bowling ball.

One side features the BVL logo with a patriotic design and the other side is a full-color action shot of longtime BVL spokesperson Johnny Petraglia. Each ball comes with an autographed Certificate of Authenticity signed by Petraglia and 100% of the net proceeds go to the Bowlers to Veterans Link.

Petraglia, a Vietnam veteran, is a member of both the Professional Bowlers Association and United States Bowling Congress Halls of Fame. He won 14 PBA Tour titles and six PBA Senior Tour Titles during his career.

The ball will be featured as part of the upcoming Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship starting March 2, 2011 and running through Sunday, March 6, at AMF Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga, N.Y. The event puts the PBA's top professionals on an even playing field as all contestants will be required to bowl with identically manufactured plastic bowling balls. Petraglia will bowl in the event.

"We are so pleased to be working with the PBA to garner some attention for our cause and to provide our supporters with an opportunity to purchase this ball," said Darlene Baker, USBC President and BVL Board of Directors Chair. "Johnny has been a great friend to BVL over the years and works so hard to ensure that our bowlers remember the sacrifices of those who have served our country - this is the perfect pairing!"

The ball is available 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 and 16-pound sizes. Order yours today by visiting