DASA Fundraising Events

The Disabled Athlete Sports Association of St. Louis and Columbia, MO, would not exist without our generous donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Your attendance at our fundraising events, along with sponsorships and donations, help us achieve our mission, which is to ensure all those who live with a disability are given the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem, growth, independence, and well-being while instilling family values.

Come join us and see the wonderful impact you’re having on our community of physically disabled individuals as we focus on their ABILITIES and the positive impact of an active life.

A very special thank you to our amazing event committees and our dedicated and generous sponsors. We couldn’t do what we do without you! – The DASA Team

Our Upcoming Fundraising Events

Saint Charles Oktoberfest 5K and 10K Race Benefitting DASA
September 27, 2020

Start your Sunday off right with the Saint Charles Oktoberfest 10K and 5K runs presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. All participants will receive a commemorative medal and themed shirt.

The Street Party Run 2020 benefiting DASA
Oct 17th, 2020

Reschedule Date – Saturday, October 17th, 2020! THE PARTY IS ON, AND YOU ARE INVITED! Once a year we come around that do something special – we find a great local charity and work to support it with the insurmountable power that is the St. Louis endurance community!

Athletes 4 Athletes CrossFit Fundraiser benefiting DASA’s Ability Gym
Oct 24th, 2020

Crossfit Trenches presents The 6th Annual Athletes-4-Athletes Fundraiser. Workout for a great cause! Proceeds go to benefiting The Disabled Athlete Sports Association and helping our awesome athletes. Stay tuned for more information.

Pour Your Hearts Out For DASA Wine Tasting & BBQ Benefit
Date: TBD

Come out and join us with good friends, great BBQ with all the fixin's, and superb wine all for a good cause – DASA.

Sportacular Evening Dinner & Auction
November 7, 2020

The DASA's Annual Sportacular Evening Dinner and Auction raises awareness and funds for individuals with a physical disability.

Deck the Pubs for DASA, Pub Crawl Fundraiser
Date: December 2020

Be sure to attend our festive Deck the Pubs for DASA Pub Crawl Fundraiser event in December. All proceeds from this event go towards the fitness program to help purchase adaptive equipment and fund scholarships for athletes.

Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament
Date: February 2021

The Annual DASA Charity Texas Hold'em Tournament benefits DASA Athletes traveling to Junior Nationals each July where they will compete in Archery, Boccia, Swimming, and Track & Field.

DASA Charity Golf Tournament
Date: 2021

With very heavy hearts, we are CANCELING our Annual Golf Charity Tournament. This was a very tough decision as funding from this major fundraiser supports athletic and therapeutic programs for individuals with physical disabilities, specialized adaptive equipment and team member support.

Host Your Own Fundraiser

Want to make a difference in our DASA athletes’ lives yourself? You can! Sponsor or host an event and we’ll be here to help. Take a look at just a few of the great individual fundraisers that have benefited the athletes and programs of DASA.

Examples of Host Your Own Fundraising Events

Cops vs. Kids – Wheelchair Basketball Game

Watch as members of the St. Louis County Police Department get into basketball wheelchairs to battle DASA's St. Louis Rolling Rams in an action packed game of wheelchair basketball. The annual Cops vs Kids wheelchair basketball game go to help cover travel and tournament expenses of the Rolling Rams.

Smoke on the Water

Polestar Boating Center hosted its BBQ Cook-off benefiting DASA in 2014. Fourteen contestants competed for the title of best-tasting BBQ ribs and chicken and provided free food to all in attendance while encouraging everyone to make a donation to DASA. The newly stocked lake allowed for some great time fishing, too!

Pour Your Hearts Out for DASA

Our dear friends Mary and Dave O'Brien, Scott Cusimano, and Sonia and Hector Boirie hosted our very first wine tasting event in 2014. Guests were provided with a delicious BBQ lunch and a custom DASA stemless wine glass to sample the fine selection of wine and beer provided.

Northwest Ice Hockey vs. DASA Blues Sled Hockey Game

The Northwest Ice Hockey team volunteers at the DASA St. Louis Blues’ home series and raises money for DASA Sled Hockey throughout their season. Each year, the Lions conclude their fundraising efforts with a friendly sled hockey game against the 2-time national champion DASA Blues.

Sponsor & Volunteer

Our fundraisers simply could not happen without the support of our community, sponsors, and volunteers. We are grateful beyond measure and love to see how your help changes our athlete’s lives.

Become a sponsor. To learn more about sponsorship and what it means to be a sponsor, go to our Become a Sponsor page and be sure to contact us to get started.

Become a volunteer. Volunteering at our sporting events, clinics, fundraisers, camps, and other exciting specialty programs is inspiring and fun and leads to a comradery that sparks motivation in all of us to explore our diffabilities. Learn how to become a volunteer on our Volunteer page and follow the simple steps.

If you have any questions or want to get started helping today, contact our team and let’s do this!

We would love to learn more about your fitness needs and how DASA can help, please do not hesitate to reach out!