The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute wheelchair basketball
programs are nationally renowned for having developed Collegiate, U.S. National
Team and Paralympic athletes. Our teams have won several National Wheelchair Basketball
Association Championships, and many of our athletes have been awarded
collegiate wheelchair basketball scholarships.
The sport of wheelchair basketball is for anyone with a permanent
lower extremity disability, including but not limited to, amputee, spinal cord
injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and limb length difference.
The goals of the wheelchair
basketball program are to promote teamwork, competition, sportsmanship and
recreation. Teams are open to both male and female players ages 5 and older
with a lower extremity disability. Placement on a youth or adult team will be
determined by age and skill level.
Courage Kenny offers developmental team,
prep, JV, Varsity and Adult level wheelchair basketball teams. Each team requires different amounts of
travel commitments. If you are not sure which team to register for, please
contact the program coordinator directly.
Season length is September - April, but it is never too late to
join the program! To join after the
season starts; please call to inquire.
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.
Contact: Beka Bickel at 612-775-2278 or
Location: Teams are based in Golden Valley.
Schedule and registration information for youth and adult teams.
Paralympic 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 was a member of the 2016
Paralympic US Wheelchair Rugby team.
Other athletes who got
their start at Courage Kenny competed in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio include:
Please share your love of sports and your skills as a volunteer with our programs contact Lara at Lara.Youngquist@allina.com or 612-775-2724.
To register for classes, programs, and activities:
Go to CK Active
How to use CK Active
Trouble logging in or registering?
or call 612-775-2306.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association