Net proceeds from Bowling for Brains are donated to the ABTA and The Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.


Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was the first national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to brain tumors. For nearly 40 years, the ABTA has been providing comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.

The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.
We do this through interactions and engagements with brain tumor patients and their families, collaborations with allied groups and organizations, and the funding of brain tumor research.

Explore to learn more about ABTA. If you have questions, or are looking for help or resources, please call our ABTA CareLine at 800-886-ABTA (2282) or send an email to:

In 2016, with the help of many generous friends and sponsors of the Mind Over Matter Golf Tournament, the Givens family has donated $500,000 to establish the Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The Givens family also named the Brain Tumor Center as the beneficiary of the annual charitable golf tournament, founded in memory of Michael Givens.
The Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is a world-class center that features coordinated, whole person care and state-of-the art diagnostics and treatment. It is a nationally recognized leader in the diagnosis, management and treatment of adult brain tumors, serving patients from across the country.
In addition, they conduct and publish the results of leading-edge clinical research, attract the best and brightest clinicians and connect to the community.

Explore to learn more about the Givens Brain Tumor Center. If you have questions, please call 612-863-3732.



With the success that we have had the last few years, we have decided to get 501(C)(3) certified.  We are excited to announce that we received 501(C)(3) status!  Tax ID: 46-4156130