HOPE Inc., based in Moorhead, MN, specializes in improving the lives of children and adults with mobility challenges. HOPE offers activities, supplies adaptive equipment for checkout, and provides moral support to all HOPE families. It was started in 1992 as a mobility camp and expanded to year-round wheelchair sports and recreation program in 2006 with 5 families offering 2 activities. 

"Everyone deserves the opportunity to play sports and reap the benefits that come along with being part of a team. So many life skills are learned from being part of a team - sportsmanship, learning to win and lose, communication, and teamwork - along with an increase in self-esteem and confidence! We are very proud that our program is family-centered. We have extra adaptive equipment so that siblings, parents, and friends can play too!"
 -Adair Grommesh, Executive Director and Parent

Seasonal Activities

  • Wheelchair Soccer - fall and spring
  • Dances - fall and spring
  • Theater - winter
  • Sled Hockey - winter
  • Bowling - winter
  • Adaptive Skiing - winter
  • Fashion Show - spring
  • Track Meet - spring
  • Baseball - summer
  • Picnic - summer
  • Awards Banquet - summer

HOPE, Inc is  a Paralympic Sports Club. This opens doors for additional state, regional, and national competitions. Contact us for more information.

Providing sports and recreational opportunities critical to the health and development of children and adults with mobility challenges and their families.


The Hope Hurricanes Junior sled hockey team won the Youth B division at the National Disabled Hockey Championships in San Jose, CA. The team avenged an earlier loss to the Space Coast Blast (Florida) to bring home the title with a nail-biting 2-1 win. Members of the team are Grant Boser, Nick Brendemuhl, Bryn Duncan, Ryan Giese, Logan Hilde, Danny Isaac, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Tyler Shepersky, Yohannes Tunheim, Lynsey Warne, and Zoe Wren. Coaches are Bill Grommesh, Katie Diiro, Jason Hilde, and Chris Giese.

The Hope Adult team competed in the national tournament in their first year of competitive action. It was a fantastic experience that will springboard the program into the future.

HOPE Inc is accepting applications for to serve on its Board of Directors. 

We are seeking positive people who want to be active board members who can help keep the mission and vision of HOPE Inc growing and moving forward!  Serving on the board is a 3-year term commitment.  Board meetings are held every other month: February, April, June, August, October and December.  Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30.  Subcommittee meetings are held on the opposite months. 

We are taking applications for the following openings:
Professionals (Special Education teachers, PT/OT/Speech, Social workers, or anyone who has consistent interaction with those living with mobility challenges)
At-Large community members

Applications and job descriptions can be found below.
You may also request an board job description and application by contacting Adair at agrommesh@gmail.com or Holly at hollycollom216@gmail.com

Applications must be received by Adair by 5/12/17.  The board of directors will vote and decide at their June meeting here.

Periodic Activities

  • Hayrides
  • Roller Skating
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Clay Your Way
  • ​Zumba