Go inside Courage League Sports in Urbandale, Iowa, and you’ll see this motto being lived day in and day out. Courage League is a recreational adaptive sports facility designed for children who are not able to go “full speed.” The space was created for children with disability, illness or emotional challenges to grow, play and develop into their own.
Approximately 54 million individuals in the United States have some sort of disability. That is twenty percent of our nation, the largest minority group that any person can join at any time. Courage League has programming for individuals with autism, physical and developmental disabilities and for toddlers and adults.
Melissa Clarke-Wharff, founder and president of Courage League, created the space after her son Jack suffered multiple strokes when he was eight years old and had to learn how to do everything all over again. Wanting to create a space for people of all ages and disabilities to be active outside of a therapy atmosphere, Courage League was born.
To inform the Des Moines area that Courage League exists, Trilix helped develop a video that highlights what Courage League does for its members. From leagues like power soccer to open gyms, the facility strives to help members grow, develop and play to the best of their abilities. Take a look at the video below to get a sense of what Courage League does. If you are interested in volunteering, visit: www.courageleaguesports.com/en/volunteer_opportunities/
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPkLvd13wP0