Annually, the SBA of AL hosts bowl-a-thons across the state in order to raise funding and awareness of Spina Bifida and its prevention. These bowl-a-thons also provide a wonderful opportunity for families affected by Spina Bifida to make connections. Five member bowling teams join together to help raise funding, awareness, and to have a great time bowling together! Bowl-a-thons are held in Birmingham, Huntsville, Gadsden and South Alabama. If you are interested in hosting a bowl-a-thon in your area, please contact us!



Horne Family Golf Tournament

The Horne Family hosts an annual golf tournament to benefit our organization. This incredible family has two sons, Heath and Seth, who are affected by Spina Bifida. The Horne’s and their entire extended family have worked tirelessly to help raise awareness of Spina Bifida and funding to benefit families affected by this birth defect. We can not thank them enough for their generosity! To find out more information on this event, please contact us or Steven Horne at


Walk N Roll

The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family-friendly, one mile walk event being held to raise awareness about Spina Bifida and celebrate the accomplishments of the over 166,000 Americans living with it . All proceeds are used for programs and services for people living with Spina Bifida in Alabama.



Annual Learning Conference

Each year, the SBA of AL partners with The Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham to host a state wide conference that brings together individuals, families, and professionals dedicated to the health and well being of people with Spina Bifida. Held in Birmingham, the conference is centrally located for those traveling for this informative one day conference. For more information contact Angie Pate at
256-617-1414 or
Betsy Hopson at 205-638-5281,


Family Connections

Our Association believes that when a family is affected by Spina Bifida, one of their most important resources for information and support are other families affected by this birth defect. For this reason, we strive to provide opportunities for families to meet one another in a casual and fun environment. This summer, we will be hosting several statewide Family Connections picnics. If you are interested in attending or hosting a Family Connections event in your area, please contact one of our staff.


Family Connections

Christmas Party

Come celebrate the holiday season at our yearly Christmas party. Families have a blast visiting with Santa, getting a gift, and enjoying fun, food, and live entertainment! This is a great way to re-unite with people in the Spina Bifida community and renew old friendships. Don’t miss out on this wonderful celebration!