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Adaptive sports and recreation

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    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Sports and Recreation programs offer an abundance of activities that encourage youth and adults with disabilities to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

    Various programs are offered in both the Twin Cities metro area and Duluth Northland area. Links to our various sports programs are on this page.

    PLEASE NOTE: No participant will be turned away due to financial hardships. Cost sharing and scholarships are available. Contact the program coordinator for more information.

    If you have questions, please contact Kristi Youngquist at 612-775-2277 or, or our individual program coordinators who are listed on the program pages. 

    Services for veterans

    If you are an injured Veteran with a disability and are looking to stay active and rediscover sports and recreational activities, the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Sports & Recreation Department is looking for YOU! We have lots of adaptive sports and recreation programs that need your participation. Please call our program hotline number for more information: 612-775-2277

    2016 Paralympic update

    Paralympians Rose, Chuck and IanParalympic athlete Chuck Aoki, who got his start in adaptive sports at age 8 through Courage Kenny, is featured in a fun, new NBC Olympic promo video. Chuck is a member of the 2016 Paralympic US Wheelchair Rugby team.  

    Other athletes who got their start at Courage Kenny who will be traveling to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics include:

    Volunteer information

    Please share your love of sports and your skills with our programs. Contact our volunteer coordinators:

    Twin Cities: Mari at or 612-775-2729

    Duluth Northland: Lisa at or 218-726-4763

    St. Croix: Lisa at  or 651-241-3370

    Looking for an internship? Courage Kenny Sports & Rec offers academic internships for Sports Management, Recreation Management, and Therapeutic Recreation majors.


    Many thanks to our Sports and Recreation sponsors who help make our programs possible. Please contact Eric Larson, 218-726-4762, or donate online.

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    To register for classes, programs, and activities:

    Go to CK Active

    Trouble logging in or registering? 
    Contact or call 612-775-2306. 

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