Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Sports and Recreation Department provides a
wide range of adaptive sport and recreational opportunities for people with
disabilities. Activities include lifetime sports such as hand cycling, golf,
archery, downhill skiing and water skiing, as well as competitive team sports
such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, power soccer and wheelchair softball.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Sports and Recreation Department offers
the Twin Cities and Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.
advantages of sports and recreational activity are well documented and go
beyond becoming more active in the community. Participation in adaptive 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 2017, there were 630
participants in the adaptive sports and recreation programs offered by Courage
Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Sports and Recreation Department.
Wilhite, B., & Shank, J. (2009). In praise of sport: Promoting sport
participation as mechanism of health among persons with a disability. Disability and Health Journal, 2,
Wilson, P. E. (2002). Exercise and sports for children who have disabilities. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics
of North America, 13, 907-923.
For more information on Courage Kenny’s adaptive sports and recreation services, please call 612-775-2277.