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

HOPE Inc., based in Moorhead, MN, specializes in improving the lives of children with mobility challenges. HOPE offers activities to kids and their families, 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. 

"EVERY child 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.

Periodic Activities

  • Hayrides
  • Roller Skating
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Clay Your Way
  • ​Zumba
Board Members Wanted
HOPE, Inc. is seeking applications for HOPE, Inc. Board of Directors. The position is for a 3 year term. Click
here for a full description of the position.

We are seeking applicants for the following spots:
1 HOPE, Inc. parent representative
1 Community Member at Large (Business, Accounting, Advertising, Marketing, etc.)
1 Mentor
1 Professional (educator, therapist, case worker, etc). Applicants should work with the special needs population.

if interested, fill out an application (click
here to download). Email to Adair at or mail to
HOPE, Inc.
803 22nd Ave South
Moorhead, MN 56560
Applications are due May 15, 2015.

​National Disabled Hockey Festival

The Hope, Inc. Hurricanes "manual" sled hockey team headed to Buffalo, NY for the National Disabled Hockey Festival April 9-13. Hope was one of 72 teams competing in numerous divisions, ranging from adult wounded warriors sled to amputee stand-up to youth sled...even a blind hockey game!

​The Hurricanes took 3rd place in the youth "American C" division, playing teams from the Chicago area, Hershey, PA, and the host Buffalo Sabres. Click here to visit the official website.

But more important than wins and losses was the experience; meeting families from around the nation, team dinners, Niagra Falls...even the horrible trip out there (ask one of the families...sit down first, it's a long story :-)

Hurricanes Team Members:

Grant Boser
Brynn Duncan
Ryan Giese
Garrett Grommesh
Isabelle Hogness
Haily Merchant

Nick Roos
Tyler Shepersky
Lynsey Warne
Zoe Wren