2012 London Paralympians and elite wheelchair athletes Chuck
Lynch and Rose
Hollermann are coming to town for the second annual Jr. Rolling
Timberwolves alumni game on Dec. 19, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Carl Sandburg
Middle School, 2400 Sandburg Lane, Golden Valley, MN 55427.
Before the game, the four Paralympians will sign autographs
and take photos with the Courage Kenny Rolling Rowdies 101 prep team at their
practice from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Courage
Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Golden Valley, 3915 Golden Valley Rd., Golden
Valley, MN 55422.
“Getting these four together is a rare event and a special
opportunity for our future Paralympians,” says Cara Gulbronson, Wheelchair
Sports Program coordinator for Courage
Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health.
Aoki, Binsfeld, Lynch and Hollermann have used wheelchairs
most of their lives because of a variety of disabilities. All were introduced
to wheelchair sports at Courage Kenny as children and became international
champions. Aoki, Lynch, and Hollermann are training for the 2016 Summer
Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
“I can hardly contain my excitement for what the future will
bring!” says Lynch. “Competing in wheelchair basketball has yielded confidence,
fitness, enjoyment and inspiration and will continue to as long as I keep
for more information on the Paralympians.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation
Institute, part of Allina Health, was created in 2013 by the merger of Courage
Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. The Institute
provides a continuum of rehabilitation services for people with short- and
long-term conditions, injuries and disabilities in communities throughout
Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has
multiple locations, and numerous
programs and services. For more information visit