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Courage Cup to kick off third annual charity golf classic

Posted February 09, 2015 in Web Exclusives

(Des Moines, Iowa) — For the past two years, Iowa Ortho and Physiotherapy Associates have teamed up with Courage League Sports to put on a summer golf charity tournament to benefit the nonprofit sports organization.  For the first time, the three organizations have organized and scheduled a kickoff golf event called Courage Cup, to preface the 2015 Annual Charity Golf Classic.

Courage Cup will be held indoors on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Courage League Sports, which is located at 121st Street in Urbandale.  The event is designed for families to play nine holes of golf in teams of two.  Each hole will be created and adapted by a child who utilizes Courage League Sports’ adapted sports facility.

Register by signing up at, calling Courage League Sports at 421-4020, emailing Melissa Clarke-Wharff at Melissa@courageleaguesports.

com or by filling out a registration form at Courage League Sports.  The entry fee is $25 per adult or $45 per family.  An entry fee includes nine holes of golf, the ability to pre-register for the 2015 Annual Charity Golf Classic and receive a $20 discount, a Courage Cup souvenir and a tour of Courage League Sports’ facilities.  Food and drinks will also be provided along with a cash bar.

“The 2013 and 2014 annual golf outings have provided us with an opportunity to give children with special needs more opportunities to participate in our programming,” said Melissa Clarke-Wharff, founder and president of Courage League.

According to Wharff, last year’s Annual Charity Golf Classic raised $18,000. In addition to expanding their program offerings, Courage League has purchased a $13,000 sports power chair for their facility.

The 2015 Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held at Briarwood Club of Ankeny on Monday, August 3.  To learn more about Courage Cup or the summer golf charity tournament, contact Courage League Sports or Julia Lantz of Iowa Ortho at 323-6455.

Courage League Sports is a recreational adaptive sports facility specifically designed for children not able to go “full speed” due to disability, illness, or emotional challenges. Our programs provide an opportunity to play in sports leagues, participate in group classes or play around during open gym nights at everyone’s own skill level. We strive to ensure a positive recreational experience for all children and their families. We will encourage participants to have fun while exercising outside of a therapy atmosphere.

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