Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Sports & Recreation department provides opportunities for people with disabilities to be involved in a number of adaptive lifetime sports such as hand cycling, golf, archery, downhill skiing, cross country skiing and water skiing. Other offerings include competitive team
sports such as basketball, wheelchair rugby, power soccer and softball. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Sports and Recreation offerings are available in the Twin Cities and Duluth.
The advantages of sports and recreational activities are well documented and go beyond becoming more active in the community. Participation in sports for people with disabilities can provide positive physical, emotional and social benefits [i]. The health and well-being of children with disabilities can be
positively impacted through sports and recreation opportunities as well. The benefits include physical strength, cardiovascular health, weight control and psychological health [ii].
In 2015, there were 492 participants in Courage Kenny’s Sports & Recreation department.
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information on outcomes, please call 612-775-2510. For more information on Adaptive
Sports and Recreation programs, please call 612-775-2277.