Bowls USA is run entirely by volunteers at every level. It functions and grows because of the volunteerism and dedication of its members.
Any BUSA member can help organize and manage their club, division, or national organization in a variety of activities.
Volunteering lets you learn about the game and be an active part of a larger sports organization. You can help your club host a tournament or take a more active role as a committee member in your Division.
Your assistance, whatever it is, is appreciated by every member of Bowls USA.
Bowls USA (BUSA) governs the sport of bowls nationally.
BUSA is a Member National Authority of World Bowls, the international organizing body. Its many objectives are aimed at advancing and administrating the game of bowls throughout the world. World Bowls establishes the Laws of the Sport of Bowls and policies to standardize bowls play throughout the world.
In the US, bowls clubs are organized geographically into seven divisions. When you become a member of a club, you also become a member of a division. Bowlers can find clubs by searching within an area of the country and looking at the Division website for a list of clubs.
Vision, Mission, and Values
Our vision is for Lawn Bowls to become the most diverse, inclusive, and accessible sport in the United States, where everyone is welcome to participate and succeed regardless of their background, abilities, or identity.
Our mission is to foster the growth and promotion of lawn bowls as a sport and to provide support to the community of lawn bowlers at all levels of play in the United States. Through our efforts, we aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for players of all backgrounds and abilities, and to help them achieve their full potential while enjoying the game.
- The sport of lawn bowls provides social, recreational, and physical benefits for its participants.
- BowlsUSA values diversity and inclusivity, welcoming members of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and physical abilities.
- BowlsUSA strives to foster an equitable and collaborative community where all members are valued and encouraged to contribute their ideas for the betterment of the game.
- BowlsUSA recognizes and celebrates the essential role of volunteers in advancing the sport and supporting its members.
- BowlsUSA is committed to responsibly allocating its resources to meet the needs of its divisions, clubs, and bowlers.
- BowlsUSA leads by example, upholding the principles of transparency, fairness, and integrity in all its actions and decisions.
- The bowling community respects tradition while embracing and championing beneficial innovation for the advancement of the sport.