adaptive sports

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute opens one of nation’s largest adaptive fitness and wellness centers

[CCX, June 14, 2017] For years, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley has been a popular exercise spot for people with disabilities. Now, they have a new and bigger facility for land and water therapies.

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Lacrosse gains traction at Courage Kenny in Golden Valley

[Sun Post, May 18, 2017] At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, disabilities do not stop its clients from being active and having fun. This year, the organization introduced wheelchair lacrosse, the newest of its sports programs. “It’s passion and joy (to coach this sport),” said Barry Weintraub. Read the story at

Courage Kenny begins Minnesota’s first wheelchair lacrosse league

[KSTP-TV, April 20, 2017] Wheelchair lacrosse is now available in Minnesota. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, had it’s first practice yesterday, and KSTP-TV was there.

Courage Kenny Ski-A-Thon kicks off

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 5, 2017] The Courage Kenny Ski-A-Thon kicked off this weekend and will continue until April. For more than 45 years, Courage Kenny Research Institute‘s ski and snowboard program has been helping people with disabilities ski right past their limits. Four hundred-plus volunteers and donations help make 1,200 ski lessons possible every year. “So […]

Amputee is back in the water with new prosthetic leg

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 25, 2017] A scuba diver before a work accident cost him a leg 17 years ago, a man is back in the water and swimming again at a Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute pool. KMSP Fox 9 talked with this remarkable man with a remarkable new prosthetic leg.

Young athletes compete in Wheelchair Softball World Series

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2016] The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute played host to the Junior Wheelchair World Series this summer. Four teams came to Minnesota to compete for the title including a Minnesota team. WCCO-TV was out to watch. KSTP-TV, KARE 11 and cable News 12 also covered the event.