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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Three Rivers Park District team with McGough Construction to support adaptive skiing and snowboarding at Hyland

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 2/4/2016 — McGough Construction was recognized by Three Rivers Park District and Courage Kenny Foundation on Sunday, Jan. 31 for their time and resources to build a new, accessible building for adaptive ski and snowboard equipment at Hyland Hills Ski Area in Bloomington, Minn.

“We are deeply grateful for the partnership with McGough Construction and their sub-contractor partners; Three Rivers Park District; and other community partners and dedicated volunteers to make this project a reality. The increased efficiency and safety will serve clients and volunteers well into the future,” said Stephen Bariteau, president, Courage Kenny Foundation.

The final product is a state-of-the-art, accessible building for storage of specialized, adaptive ski and snowboard equipment. McGough Construction secured permits, provided inspections and supplied all building materials for the project, and several employees volunteered their time and labor.

“We are extremely grateful,” said Tom McDowell, associate superintendent for Three Rivers Park District. “The generosity and commitment of McGough Construction to provide a storage building for adaptive equipment ensures that the long standing relationship between Three Rivers Park District and Courage Kenny will flourish in the new Hyland Hills Ski Area operation.”

“McGough is proud of our 20-year history of partnering with Courage Kenny,” said Paul Tragiai, project manager at McGough Construction. “We are particularly proud of the storage facility at Hyland ski area. We know the program makes a difference in the lives of its participants, and we are happy to have been a partner with Courage Kenny to make it happen.”

McGough Construction didn’t do it alone. They enlisted help from their sub-contractors that donated labor, materials and more. These included: Custom Drywall, Egan Companies, Stahl Companies, Swanson & Youngdale, Weber Electric, Berwald Roofing, Shaw Stewart Lumber, Southtown Refrigeration, Partners & Sirny, Plymouth Rotary, and Courage Kenny volunteers Ken Skoglund, Mike Neilson, Mike Brekken and many others

Five local Rotary Clubs – from Edina, Golden Valley, Lake Minnetonka-Excelsior, Minneapolis City of Lakes and Plymouth – also contributed funds to purchase adaptive equipment and complete finishing touches on the shed.

About Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

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

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.

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Cutting the ribbon on the new equipment shed at Hyland Hills Ski Area were participants and volunteers of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute‚Äôs Sunday afternoon adaptive ski and snowboarding group.