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Opportunities for all people to enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives

The STAR (Sports, Therapeutic and Adaptive Recreation) Association provides all people in the La Crosse area therapeutic and adaptive recreation programs that support overall health and the best possible quality of life.

After registering online, please make sure to download the “TeamSnap” app. This is how you will view the schedule and communicate with your coach and teammates.

Summer 1 and 2 Registration (view calendar for dates) STAR Center Bag Toss Tournament and Fundraiser (June 15th)

The STAR Center Story

Not long ago, La Crosse community members asked the question, how can we provide the opportunity for everyone to lead the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible? Joining with educators, aging and disability advocates, health professionals, social organizations and support organizations, we defined the vision of health equity. This vision will close the gap of fitness and activity opportunity for all community members.

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Star Center Featured Events

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Jun
15

STAR Center Bag Toss Tournament and Fundraiser

Sat, June 15 @ 12 pm–4 pm

1st Annual Bean Bag Toss Tournament and Fundraiser Join us for the first STAR Center Bag Toss Tournament and Fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th from 12:00-4:00 pm at Features in […]

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Jul
20

Disability Pride Fest

Sat, July 20 @ 11 am–4 pm

Disability Pride Fest In 2024, DAN will host the 3rd annual Disability Pride Fest to promote inclusion and highlight the value of people with disabilities to our community. Lots of […]

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Aug
06

STAR Center Logger's Fundraiser

Tue, August 06 @ 6 pm–9 pm

STAR Center Logger's Fundraiser Join us for a fun night at the Logger's Stadium on Tuesday, August 6th. STAR athletes, participants, family, and friends are encouraged to attend. STAR athletes […]

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Who we serve

We serve people with disabilities, chronic conditions or those recovering from strokes or accidents. The STAR Center offers an array of all-inclusive programs, allowing all community members to benefit through participation. Every individual has the opportunity to choose what type of programming—community-based assistive exercise, adaptive programming or inclusion programming—best suits their needs.

Currently, STAR Center programs are held at various venues throughout the La Crosse area. In the future, the STAR Center will become a one-of-a-kind, universal-access, adaptive fitness center open to all.

Youth

STAR Center fitness programs and activities offer young people fun opportunities to reach their full potential and live their healthiest lives. Our adaptive physical education introduces youth to new activities that may become life-long passions. Here, youth can stay active, try new things, make new friends and just have fun.

Adults and seniors

Staying healthy at every stage of life can be challenging. At the STAR Center, all adults and senior citizens can find programs and activities that satisfy their needs and preferences. Plus, expert assistance in every program ensures maximum benefit and enjoyment!

Veterans

The STAR Center offers rewarding, therapeutic activities for veterans of all ages and abilities—Wounded Warriors, War fighters and veterans experiencing PTSD, social isolation and other conditions. We’re honored to help veterans support their overall wellbeing with veterans fitness programs, wheelchair sports, adaptive sports and more.

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“I know firsthand how difficult it is to maintain quality of life in a wheelchair. I believe the STAR Center will become a template for other communities.”

Tom Koster
Children’s Miracle Network Steering Committee
Gundersen Medical Foundation
Customer Relationship Specialists for Ehler Insurance
North American Squirrel Association
STAR Association Board of Directors
1 out of 5 people are excluded from physical activity that is essential for maintaining health
— Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Star Center Sponsors

Thanks to these generous businesses and organizations for their support.

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These groundbreaking organizations partner with us to help individuals thrive–thank you!