adaptive sports

37th annual Courage Kenny Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

[WCCO-TV, November 3, 2019] The 37th annual Courage Kenny Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament wrapped up over the weekend. As WCCO-TV reported, the tournament featured some of the best teams and athletes in the country.

Rollin’ Twins win 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series

[KMSP Fox 9, Oct. 7, 2019] The Minnesota Twins postseason dreams may have been dashed but their wheelchair softball namesakes, the Rollin’ Twins were successful this year. The Rollin’ Twins are organized by the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Team members talked to Fox 9 News about what playing their sport makes it special.

Minnesota Rolling Twins win wheelchair softball World Series

[WCCO-TV, August 25, 2019] Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Minnesota Rolling Twins team has won the 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series. The Minnesota Rolling Twins beat the LWSRA Hawks (Chicago) 11-1 in the championship game last weekend. The Rolling Twins play adaptive softball, for athletes with a disability that prevents them from playing regular softball. The […]

Courage Kenny’s Minnesota Rollin Twins win Wheelchair Softball World Series

[KARE 11, August 19, 2019] Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Minnesota Rollin Twins team has won the 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series. The Minnesota Rollin Twins beat the LWSRA Hawks (Chicago) 11-1 in the championship game over the weekend. “It was their goal to bring that trophy back to Minnesota,” said coach Jimmy Bowen. The team […]

Courage Kenny gives gift of golf back to those with disabilities

[WCCO-TV, July 27, 2019] One in seven Americans has a disability. But whether they have it at birth or it occurs later in life doesn’t mean they have to give up their love of playing sports. A program right here in the Twin Cities is making sure of that. Five years ago, Craig Brewster, a […]

Courage Kenny celebrates 40 years of getting people outdoors

[Duluth News Tribune, July 21, 2019] Twin Cities-based Alina Health combined their Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Courage Center Duluth together in June 2013 with the official name of the Duluth-based operations now Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute — Northland. While the name is a mouthful, the mission has been clear: Get people of all abilities […]

Sled hockey in the summer

[KSTP-TV, June 28, 2019] It might be warm outside but it was cool inside the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena where Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive sports program is co-sponsoring an event to introduce young athletes with disabilities to sled hockey. Sled hockey is an adaptation of ice hockey designed for players who […]

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny expands wheelchair tennis thanks to grant

[WCCO-TV, April 21, 2019] Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has offered wheelchair tennis since 2015, but it just received grant money from the U.S. Tennis Association, which will allow them to grow the program.

Courage Kenny put focus on adaptive sports

[KFAI Radio, Feb. 28, 2019] Whether it’s recreational activities or competitive sports at the highest level, Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has always provided outlets for athletes with disabilities. Courage Kenny Sports and Recreation Program Coordinator Beka Bickel talked with the hosts of KFAI Radio’s Disability and Progress program about all the adaptive sports […]

Courage Kenny helps paralyzed UofM student play video games again

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 27, 2019] A University of Minnesota student with a bright future is adapting to his new life after he was nearly killed biking home from class. It’s a journey made easier and more enjoyable by advanced technology provided to him by the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation institute. Last July, Cook was nearly […]