Team Kennedy Krieger was founded in 2011, as a charity team in the Baltimore Running Festival. The primary purpose of the team is to promote community reintegration and physical activity among individuals with disabilities. Funds raised go towards supporting adaptive programs, purchasing adaptive sports equipment, providing wellness center scholarships, creating the development of new adapted sports teams or events, and the purchase of rehabilitation equipment for the Institute. The funds raised over the years now support a wheelchair lacrosse program in Maryland, a competitive handcycling team and additional adaptive sports and recreation opportunities, like skiing, surfing and mountain biking.
All activities in the Adaptive and Rehabilitative Sports Program are supervised by experienced staff members, including recreational and physical therapists, and take into account individual needs and abilities.