BVL $250,000 a donation to the National Association of State Veterans Homes will fund the implementation of MyndVR in 50 Veteran State Homes
NEW YORK, November 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BVL (link between bowlers and veterans)a 501c3 charity that funds recreational therapy programs to address the emotional and physical needs of veterans and active duty military, today announced it has awarded a $250,000 grant to the National Association of State Veterans Homes (NASVH) which will be designated for virtual reality content and equipment for veterans. MyndVRthe award-winning provider of VR-based digital therapy experiences designed for the aging population, will fulfill the donation with the immediate deployment of MyndVR to 50 state veterans’ homes across United States.
BVL is bowling’s oldest charitable organization, founded in 1942 when bowlers across America raised money to buy planes to bring home wounded servicemen from World War II. Since the organization’s inception, the bowling community has raised over $55 million to support those who have served. Bowling centers and associations will continue to fundraise for veterans throughout November, which is BVL month in America.
“It is an absolute honor to work with BVL to bring our therapeutic brand of virtual reality to such a large population,” said CEO and Founder of MyndVR, Chris Bricker. “These veterans have earned this technology that provides emotional comfort, cognitive engagement, and even physical exercise in long-term care. The therapeutic power of virtual reality is truly limitless.”
“80 years ago, BVL brought military men and women home. Today, we’re enabling veterans to virtually land on the USS Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, skydive in wingsuits, travel the world, and embark on an all-new adventure. range of experiences as part of their recreational therapy activities,” said John LaSpina, Chairman of BVL. “We are thrilled to partner with MyndVR to bring this incredible cutting-edge technology to brighten the lives of as many veterans as possible.”
BVL will present the $250,000 NASVH Education Committee Chair Grant Jonathan Spire on Thursday, November 3at 10:00 a.m. ET at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Stream, New York. Local veterans will have the opportunity to demo MyndVR technology, including MyndExplorer™, with the all-new HTC VIVE Flow Immersive glasses. For more information, please visit: www.myndvr.com Where www.BVL.org.
MyndVR is the leading provider of virtual reality solutions for senior living communities, home care agencies, veteran homes and individual adults aging in place in the United States, Canada and Australia. The company is also a proud Allied Partner of We Honor Veterans. MyndVR builds the most advanced portfolio of original and licensed therapeutic VR content. Expanding the company’s reach, MyndVR announced strategic distribution partnerships with Select Rehabilitation, the largest contract therapy company in the United States, and Omega Healthcare Investors, the largest senior care REIT. MyndVR empowers seniors to interact with the outside world in truly innovative ways that promote engagement, well-being, and most importantly, positive outcomes. MyndVR is also co-creator of DigitalTherapyNOW.org – a purpose-driven coalition of academic and industry partners designed to educate lawmakers to support the successful passage of the Digital Prescription Therapy Access Act of 2022 To learn more, visitMyndVR.com.
About BVL (Link Between Bowlers and Veterans)
BVL (link between bowlers and veterans) is a highly ranked 501c3 charity that funds recreation therapy programs to meet the emotional and physical needs of veterans and active duty military. BVL, bowling’s oldest and own charitable organization, was founded in 1942 when bowlers across America raised money to buy airplanes to bring home wounded servicemen from World War II. Over the past 80 years, the bowling community has raised over $55 million to support those who have served. BVL has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Charities” by Independent Charities of America, earned a “Top-Rated” nonprofit award from Great Nonprofits, and is also a member of the Federal Campaign combined (#93325). For more information, visitwww.BVL.org.
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