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Bowls Development Fund is the new public name of our fundraising organization for bowls in the U.S. 

registered as USLBA Memorial Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit charity.

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Who we are

The Bowls Development Fund is a fundraising organization that provides financial support for lawn bowls projects and events in the U.S. Though we are separate entities, we maintain a close collaboration with Bowls USA. Join us in championing and growing this sport we love. We appreciate your contributions to our project and events.

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As funding permits, the Fund responds to a variety of projects and programs, including: - Assistance for coaching and instruction aimed at improving the skill level of bowlers. - Support for youth programs as developed by their communities. - Aid in membership engagement through events and material aid. - Dedicated to nurturing public interest in the sport's healthy recreational aspects and fostering its growth and development.​ - The Fund continues to offer an opportunity to honor family and friends through memorial gifts or commemorations.

The Fund extends its support to national and international bowls events, as well as to players. - We offer financial assistance to the host club of the National Championships. - Provide travel awards to 48 players who qualify for the Championships in their respective divisions. - Raise funds for the US Open. - Team USA players receive travel assistance* to compete against top bowlers worldwide, ensuring their participation in prestigious competitions. [* at World Bowls events]

Lawn bowls, despite being a relatively niche sport, boasts a community of passionate individuals dedicated to both preserving and expanding their beloved game. However, to fulfill this mission, we depend entirely on funding sourced from donations and personal resources. At present, our events and programs are  underfunded, underscoring the critical need for your generous contributions to sustain and advance our initiatives. Your support plays a pivotal role in the growth and development of lawn bowls. Thank you for your consideration and support!

Angel Gomez under-25 rising star

Angel, a biology student at Point Loma Nazarene University in California, is quickly gaining recognition in U.S. bowls, and not solely due to his youth. Angel holds the distinction of being the youngest certified coach for Bowls USA. His achievements extend on to the green when he and partner Peter Ritchie secured the silver medal in men’s pairs at the 2023 National Championships. Moreover, Angel made history by being the first bowler to represent of the U.S. at the World Bowls Under-25 Championships held in Ireland in 2022.

 

Acknowledging Angel's potential and dedication, the Bowls Development Fund has provided partial travel funds to support his participation in both the National Championships and the World U-25. However, there exists an opportunity to further bolster Angel's endeavors by enhancing the support offered by the Fund through your donation.

Anne Nunes world singles champion

A champion U.S. lawn bowler for many years, Anne set her sights higher in 2023 by traveling to the Gold Coast in Australia to compete against the world's best at the World Bowls Champion of Champions singles tournament. Anne emerged victorious, securing the gold medal and becoming the first American woman to ever win a world title in bowls. 

 

Anne received a modest award from the Bowls Development Fund for her travel expenses to Australia. Your donation to the Fund can make it easier for U.S. bowlers to compete internationally, supporting their pursuit of excellence on the global stage. Thank you for considering this gesture of support.

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