CLS Adaptive Recreation Programs – Ames


Ames Parks and Recreation is partnering with Courage League Sports to bring programming to Ames!  Courage League Sports is a non-profit adaptive sports and recreation program offering year-round opportunities for children and adults who are not 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 Sports can provide a safe and accessible environment where participants can go at their speed.  Programs will include super hero training, fitness, group games, music/movement, seasonal sports plus lots of fun and social skill development!

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 where those with special needs could participate and be active outside of a therapy atmosphere. Today, Courage League serves nearly 900 kids & 500 adults on a monthly basis.

Sessions in the Ames area will take place at:
Edwards Elementary School Gym
820 Miller Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50014

Courage League Cubs, ages 2-5, is offered from 4:30-5:30 PM and Courage League Tigers, ages 6-11, is from 5:30-6:30 PM.  Both programs will be held Mondays, July 29 through August 19 at Edwards Elementary School Gymnasium, 820 Miller Avenue.  Cost is $45 for residents and $60 for non-residents.

Waiver consumer choice option can be reimbursed to families.  Contact Courage League Sports (515-421-4020) or your case manager for more information.

For more information on Courage League Sports, please visit

To register, please visit or call the Community Center, 515-239-5350.

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