Project Description

Brain Injury Association of Michigan Veterans Program – BIAMI is a 35 year old 501-c-3 non-profit organization that provides advocacy, awareness, training, and support for traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors and their families as well as the health care providers of Michigan. The BIAMI Veterans Program has been providing these services to our Veterans and military service personnel for nine years as the only fulltime Veterans Program within the Brain Injury Association of America. A long time believer in the power of outdoor recreation to help our combatants and their families, BIAMI developed the “Tips-Up for the Troops” bass tournament 8 years ago. The Tips-Up event has been inaugurated into the Fresh Water Fishing “Hall of Fame” for community outreach and support. Other outdoor programs they help host are 6 annual pheasant hunts, the “Tight Lines for Troops”, and other sporting activities. BIAMI continues to work with researchers, providers, and our Veterans and service personnel to ensure they are getting the help they need in dealing with the “Invisible Wounds” of the war on terror and recreation is a critical link to that success.