Courage League Sports is a non-profit adaptive sports and recreational program offering year-round programming for children and adults who aren’t able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive or emotional disability.

Go at your own speed

Courage League Sports is a non-profit adaptive sports and recreation organization that offers year-round programming for children and adults who aren’t able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive or emotional disability. By adapting the pace, equipment, or nature of an activity, Courage League can provide a safe and accessible environment where participants can go at their own speed.

Courage League Sports was inspired by Jack, who at the age of eight, suffered multiple strokes that forever changed his life. Frustrated at the lack of options for her son, Melissa Clarke-Wharff opened Courage League Sports in Urbandale where those with special needs could participate and be active outside of a therapy atmosphere. Today, Courage League serves nearly 1,000 kids & 500 adults on a monthly basis in the greater Des Moines area.

 

 

Adaptive Programs

Get Involved

Support the more than 52,000 children and adults living in our community with special needs.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Whether you are a student needing service hours, a corporate group looking to expand your company’s stewardship in the community, or simply someone who enjoys working with children and adults with special needs we have fun and unique opportunities for you.

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Make a Donation

Make a Donation

Contributions to Courage League directly benefit our families. Whether we are buying new equipment, researching new programming or offering scholarships to those in need, your money will go towards improving the opportunities and experiences at CLS.

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Courage League Locker

We are happy to announce that you are now able to purchase Courage League apparel through the use of our online Courage League Locker Store. A portion of the proceeds from apparel purchases will directly benefit our programs and participants!  Store is NOW OPEN!

Upcoming Clinics & Camps

  • Sports Leagues

    Thu 26
  • Adult Programs

    Tue 24
    Wed 25
  • Youth Programs