Adaptive sports and recreation
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Adaptive Sports and Recreation offers a wide variety of recreational and competitive sports programs for youth and adults in northeastern Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin, and the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
We partner with people of all ages and abilities to pursue their goals to live, work, learn and play by providing adaptive sports and recreation programs. These activities are adapted to enhance participants’ independence, improve self-confidence and encourage an active, healthy lifestyle. We also host a number of special events that provide unique opportunities to learn and experience adaptive sports and recreation. We offer both individual and team sports for all skill levels and age groups.
Watch the Sports & Rec video to learn more about programs offered!
If you have questions, contact us:
- Twin Cities: 612-775-2277
- Duluth Northland: 218-726-4834
What adaptive sports offer
Adaptive sports offer barrier-free opportunities for you to explore new skills or hone your competitive edge in a new sport or one you already enjoy. The advantages of sports and recreational activities are well-documented. See our outcomes for more information.
Note to veterans
If you are an injured veteran with a disability and are looking to stay active and rediscover sports and recreational activities, the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Sports & Recreation Department is looking for YOU! We have lots of adaptive sports and recreation programs that need your participation. Call our program hotline for more information: 612-775-2277.
How to get involved in adaptive sports
The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, interns and staff is our priority. Before deciding to return to play, it is important to consider your personal and family health circumstances. If in doubt, you are encouraged to participate virtually.
How to participate in programs/events:
- Review CKRI SPORTS & REC COVID-19 PREPARDNESS PLAN.
- Sign mandatory PARTICIPATION FORMS & WAIVERS.
- Register online at CK ACTIVE or click the links below for more info.
Volunteers of all skill levels and abilities partner with participants to build skills, meet goals, and have fun together! Share your love of sports and your skills by volunteering with us.
To volunteer, contact CKRI Volunteer Services at 612-775-2727 or contact our volunteer coordinators at:
- Twin Cities: Eileen at Eileen.Harness@allina.com or 612-775-2725.
- Duluth Northland: Beth at Elizabeth.Albrecht2@allina.com or 218-726-4834.
Courage Kenny Sports & Recreation offers academic internships for various majors, including Sports Management, Recreation Management, and Therapeutic Recreation.
Your support makes a difference! Through financial and equipment assistance, we strive to provide equitable opportunities for any child or adult who wishes to participate. Donations allow us to provide scholarships for participants, loans of our adaptive equipment, specialized volunteer training, and a variety of programs. If you have the financial means to support these programs and help create life-enriching opportunities, please visit Allina Health Foundation to designate your gift, or call 612-775-2589. Any dollar amount helps.
Scholarships and Adaptive Equipment Available
Financial limitations or barriers will not prevent participation in our programs. All necessary equipment is provided for participation in programs, and equipment loans are available. A Cost Share/Scholarship Application is available upon request.
Discover Abilities Resource Guide
Your guide to community-based sports and recreational resources around Minnesota. allinahealth.org/discoverabilitiesresourceguide
Thank you to our community of participants, volunteers and donors who support our mission to provide adaptive sports and recreational programs each year.
Source: Courage Kenny Sports & Recreation Department
Reviewed by: Courage Kenny Sports & Recreation Department
First published: 2/19/2019
Last reviewed: 4/29/2019