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 […]

Skiers hit the slopes for Allina’s Courage Kenny

[KARE 11, Jan. 29, 2019] Skiers of all ages and abilities will be hit the slopes each year for the Allina Health’s Annual Courage Kenny Cup to benefit the Courage Kenny Adaptive Alpine Ski and Snowboard Program. Lisa Gacek is a Volunteer Head Coach for the Adaptive Alpine Ski & Snowboard Team. She talked with […]

Adaptive sports at Courage Kenny enhance life for family with 11 children

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 7, 2018] They’ve got enough people in their family to field not just one starting lineup, but two. Ask Jack Binsfeld what it’s like being in a family with 11 children, and you’ll get the kind of response that would make even the most seasoned politician tip their cap: “It’s pretty interesting.” At […]

Allina’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute hosts national wheelchair basketball tournament

[KSTP-TV, Nov. 3, 2018] A wheelchair basketball tournament is attracting some of the top teams from across the country to the Twin Cities area. The 36th Annual Courage Kenny Classic kicked off Saturday at Hastings High School. Organizers said the goal of the basketball program is to promote teamwork and competition. Beka Bickel works for […]

Courage Kenny sponsors Adaptive Day on the lake

[White Bear Press, July 4, 2018] The Midwest Ski Otters Water Ski Team hosted an adaptive water skiing day Saturday, June 23, which provided skiing lessons for people new to the sport who have disabilities. Ski Otters member Caroline Grubs, 16, grew up snow skiing and helped put on a similar snow skiing event with […]

50 years of adaptive skiing at Welch Village

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 25, 2018] Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive ski program participants, family and instructors were on the hill at Welch Village to celebrate 50 years of adaptive skiing. WCCO-TV was there to take it in.

Courage Kenny Classic tournament for wheelchair athletes

[KSTP-TV, November 4, 2017] This year’s Courage Kenny Classic basketball tournament for wheelchair athletes has drawn teams from around the U.S. It’s the 35th annual running of the event. 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 […]

Mark Braun (Star Tribune photo)

Mounds View’s Mark Braun: From abandoned baby to athlete, advocate

[Star Tribune, July 16, 2017] Claire Braun introduced her son to adaptive sports at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, and he took off — basketball, softball, track, even Nordic skiing. “It’s been really fun to see Mark grow as an athlete and to see him take on more of a mentorship role,” said Megan Welty, a […]

Courage Kenny adaptive water-ski program starts up

[CCX Media, July 11, 2017] An adaptive water-ski program is getting a trial run in Plymouth this month. The sports and recreation department at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is bringing its popular adaptive water-ski clinics to west metro athletes with two water-ski clinics. “We’re here to test out the waters of Medicine Lake, and see […]

FOUND: Stolen Courage Kenny ski trailer located

[KARE11-TV, June 28, 2017] An attentive Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who happened to read the original KARE 11.com article, located a stolen Courage Kenny ski equipment trailer Wednesday afternoon. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute tells KARE 11 the trailer was found in Little Canada, about three miles north Lake Owasso in Roseville. That’s where the […]