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Adaptive sports and recreation

  • 2015 outcomes

    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.

    • 32 percent of clients were female, and 68% were male.
    • 98 percent of clients spoke English as their primary language, and 2% declined to provide this information.

    Sports Outcomes 1 - 2015 

    Sports Outcomes 2 - 2015 

    Sports Outcomes 3 - 2015

    Client Satisfaction - Golden Valley (GV) and Duluth sites combined

    Sports Outcomes 4 - 2015

    Client Outcomes - Golden Valley (GV) and Duluth sites combined

     Sports Outcomes 5 - 2015

    Sports Outcomes 6 - 2015

    Client Satisfaction - Golden Valley (GV) site

    Sports Outcomes 7-2015

    Client Outcomes - Golden Valley (GV) site

     Sports Outcomes 8 - 2015

    Sports Outcomes 9 - 2015

    Client Satisfaction - Duluth site

     Sports Outcomes 10 - 2015

    Client Outcomes – Duluth site

     Sports Outcomes 11 - 2015

    Sports Outcomes 12 - 2015

    [i] 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, 116-127.

    [ii] 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 outcomes, please call 612-775-2510. For more information on Adaptive Sports and Recreation programs, please call 612-775-2277.