Upcoming Events

BIA-MO Social Recreation:

All BIA-MO Social Recreation events at this time have been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For Questions: Call 314-426-4024 or email Will Matus, BIA-MO Program Associate, at will@biamo.org.

Additional Upcoming Events

Contact the BIA-MO Office at 314-426-4024 for more information.

2020 Social Recreation Calendar

  • July & August, 2020
    Muny  (Call BIA-MO Office)
    Forest Park
  • June, July & August, 2020
    St. Louis Cardinals Game  (Call BIA-MO Office)
    Busch Stadium
  • June 13, 2020
    Annual Picnic
    TBD
  • June 20, 2020
    Bowling for Brain Injury Fundraiser  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Bowlero Lanes
  • July 11, 2020
    Ice Cream Social  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
  • August 8, 2020
    Board Games  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
  • August 16 – 21, 2020 *tentative*
    Wilderness Camp  All week
    Sunnyhill Camp
  • September 12, 2020
    Bingo  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
  • October 3, 2020
    Survivor and Family Seminar   8:15 am – 3:30 pm
    Marriott St. Louis West
  • October 24, 2020
    Halloween Party  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
  • November (TBD), 2020
    Bowling Party  TBD
  • December 12, 2020
    Holiday Party  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146

 Upcoming Support Group Meetings

Contact William Matus, BIA-MO Program Associate, at will@biamo.org to receive information regarding updated schedule of Support Group meetings due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp

This week of recreation, socialization and adventure for persons with brain injury is one of the initial programs of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) and continues its positive impact today.

The BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is a week-long organized outdoor experience, held at Sunnyhill Adventures in Dittmer, Missouri for persons with a brain injury.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the BIA-MO Camp will not be held as originally planned from June 21 – 26, 2020. We are working with Sunnyhill Adventure Camp to determine if our week of Camp can be rescheduled for August 16 – 21, 2020. Sunnyhill Adventure Camp is currently assessing guidelines, staffing needs, and procedures for Campers and staff.

During Camp, survivors of brain injury of all abilities have the opportunity to try – and overcome – challenges such as zip-lining, performing in the Talent Show and more. They form friendships with fellow survivors while playing games, listening to music, creating art and enjoying the outdoors.  Activities like swimming, fishing, target shooting and paddle boating are also fun for Campers!

Just the Facts 

  • What: BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp
  • Who: Survivors of brain injury, ages 18 and older
  • Where: Sunnyhill Adventure Camp, 6555 Sunlit Way, Dittmer, MO 63023
  • When: August 16 – 21, 2020 *tentative*
  • Why: Survivors enjoy a week of fun, relaxation and independence, while family members and caregivers stay home for a week of respite.
  • How: The cost for the camp is $390 for Missouri residents and $475 for out-of-state residents. Scholarships are available if needed. A contracted Camp fee of $550 per person is charged to BIA-MO. If you are able to pay closer to this amount, please do so to help scholarships be available for other Campers.Camp Registration will open February 2020. To request a Registration Packet, please contact BIA-MO at Camp@biamo.org or 800-444-6443.

Camp Frequently Asked Questions…

  • Transportation: In most cases, Campers provide their own personal transportation to and from Camp. Van transportation is available from St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Columbia for $25 per rider. This service is provided by Sunnyhill and must be requested as part of the Camp registration.
  • Day Activities – Swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, target shooting, sports and games, zip lining, paddle boating, Alpine Tower and more!
  • Evening Activities – Bonfie, Dinner Dance, Talent Show, Pool Party and Bingo
  • Personal Care Assistance – Sunnyhill Adventures has staff to provide personal care assistance, as needed, for survivors’ enjoyment of Camp. However, it is not a “Special Medical Needs” Camp as defined by the American Camp Association (ACA) and some Campers with complex medical needs may need to provide their own PCA.
  • Sunnyhill Adventure Camp – They are accredited by the American Camping Association and have served individuals with special needs for more than 40 years. Learn more about Sunnyhill Adventures.
  • Assistance with Camp Fee – If assistance is needed to cover a Camper’s Fee, check with local resources who may be able to help cover some or all of the Camp Fee.
  • Walk-Float-Swim – This At-Camp fundraiser gives Campers the opportunity to log laps around the pool or designated Campground areas, and win prizes while doing so! Family, friends and neighbors may donate a fixed amount for each lap a Camper walks, floats or swims while at Camp. Donations support the Brain Injury Association of Missouri and Camp Scholarships.

Sponsor-A-Camper

Approximately 40 percent of Campers attending the BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp need scholarship assistance for their Camp Fee.

Your donation of $390 or more provides Full Scholarship assistance for a Camper. Your generosity of any amount will support partial scholarships and program support to ensure Campers who want to attend Camp have the opportunity for this week of fun, relaxation and independence.

Make Your Sponsor-A-Camper Donation now!

Contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri at 1-800-444-6443 or Contact Us with questions about Camp or additional suggestions on financial resources and assistance with Camp Fees


Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars are a professional development opportunity for youth sports team and school personnel to reduce the risk of concussions and improve concussion management protocols. Thank you to everyone who helped with another year of successful seminars to educate youth sports and school personnel.

Sponsorships Available for BIA-MO Sports Concussions Education

BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers education will be held throughout the year. In addition to the Seminars, BIA-MO concussion education will include presentations for recreational sports leagues and school staff at conferences and meetings, upon request.

Your Sponsorship on a local or statewide basis will help keep these programs free-of-charge for Coaches, Athletic Program Administrators, School Nurses and others instrumental in concussion care for youth. It will also showcase your commitment for proper concussion management to protect student athletes.

Download Sponsorship Brochure
Register to be a Sponsor Online

Thank you to our Sponsors

Co-Host Sponsor

Department of Health and Senior Services

Visit Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website

Partnership Sponsor – Western Missouri

Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Contact William Matus, BIA-MO Program Associate, to be added to the mailing list for 2021 Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars at 314-426-4024 or will@biamo.org.


BIA-MO Survivor and Family Seminars

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions and support for life with brain injury. Each year, regional Seminars are held in Southwest and Western Missouri in Spring and Eastern Missouri in October.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Survivor and Family Seminars held in Southwest and Western Missouri have been cancelled for 2020. The Seminar for Eastern Missouri is still scheduled as planned. Check back in Fall 2020 for more details.

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

2019 Seminar Highlights:

  • Brain Injury 101
  • Understanding and Coping with Sensory Overwhelm
  • What is Neuropsychology?
  • Brain Injury and Depression
  • Improving Memory and Other Thinking Skills After Brain Injury
  • Moving Forward – Developing Your Winning Team
  • Let’s Talk – Facilitated Discussions

Contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri to be added to the mailing list for the 2020 Survivor and Family Seminars.


Bowling for Brain Injury 2020 – Let’s Keep the Ball Rolling!

COVID-19 has changed many things, including Bowling for Brain Injury – Missouri. Some things will stay the same, while others will be different.

Comfort of Consistency

June Event. Bowling for Brain Injury will be held in June 2020.

You Will Make a Difference. Event proceeds support the Brain Injury Association of Missouri services of support, education, recreation and advocacy.

Simple Registration Process. You register as a Team or Bowler at Bowling for Brain Injury – Missouri.

Fundraising is Online. You give family, friends, co-workers and social media networks the opportunity to support your efforts by sending emails or social media posts.

New Opportunities

Bowling Format of Preference. You and your team may choose to use a yard bowling set, make your own DIY set, compete with computer bowling, or bowl at an open alley.

Bowl on Your Schedule. Plan your bowling at a time that works for you and your team.

Share Videos, Photos and Screenshots. Share the fun of Bowling for Brain Injury – Missouri by posting a video, photograph or screenshot of your bowling activity.  This sharing may be on YouTube, Facebook or other venue of choice.

Social Distancing for Safety. Thank you for helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 through practicing good social distancing during your Bowling for Brain Injury 2020!

What is Bowling for Brain Injury?

An opportunity to make a difference for survivors of brain injury and their families.

Your participation in Bowling for Brain Injury, which is the national fundraiser of the Brain Injury Association, will provide support and services for survivors of brain injury and their families in Missouri.

Why Participate in Bowling for Brain Injury?

  • Help survivors of brain injury and family members know they are not alone.
  • Provide support as individuals and families adjust to life with brain injury.
  • Offer information regarding brain injury resources.
  • Educate survivors and families about life-changes due to brain injury.
  • Join this fun event for individuals of all abilities – – with bowling alley accessibility, lane adaption and bowling assistance devices.
  • Make Bowling for Brain Injury a great fundraiser for all.

Have Questions?
Email: bowling@biamo.org
Call 1-800-444-6443 or 314-426-4024

Thank You to Bowling for Brain Injury Sponsors

Kingpin Sponsor 

Strike Sponsor

Lane Sponsors
Great Southern Bank
St. Louis Suburban School Nurses Association

Download a Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure now

How Does it Work?

Register your Team or as a Bowler at Bowling for Brain Injury – Missouri

Tell your story about brain injury! 
You can update the computer-generated webpage with your personal story and picture. This really is easy!  Plus Courtney Stevens is available to help, contact her at Courtney@biamo.org or 1-800-444-6443.

Share your story! Send an email or post on Facebook the invitation for family, friends, co-workers and social networks to support your fundraising efforts.

Boast about your success! 
As donations are received, send periodic updates as you reach your initial fundraising goal and strive for more success. This may include a video, photo or snapshot of your bowling.

Spread the Word!

Quick Links:
Bowling for Brain Injury Website

Frequently Asked Questions

Just the Facts – Bowling for Brain Injury

How To Help
  • Click on the online donation link.

Make Online Donation
  • Mail a check to:

    Donation Mailing Address
    Brain Injury Association of Missouri
    2265 Schuetz Rd
    Saint Louis, MO  63146-3409

Kirksville Support Group

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BIA-MO UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed 27

Columbia (Afternoon) Support Group – Cancelled

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Columbia
United States
Jun 01

Cape Girardeau Support Group – Cancelled

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cape Girardeau MO
United States
Jun 01

Kirksville Support Group

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kirksville, MO
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