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Brandon Ellingson

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specifically in regards to the death investigation of Brandon Ellingson, an Iowa citizen, while in their custody.

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Brandon’s Courage League Challenge
A Celebration of the Human Spirit
Sunday, June 19th, Noon – 4:00 pm

Courage League Sports
4405 121st Street
Urbandale, Iowa

Brandon’s Courage League Challenge is a fun, family event and fundraiser created to celebrate determination, courage, loyalty, acceptance, and other characteristics that reside in those who contemplate the endless possibilities within them, and to celebrate their achievements.

The Main Event:

Take a spin on the court and play 3 on 3 basketball from a new perspective - a wheelchair.

Life throws us curveballs, not too many are more impactful than taking away someone’s ability to walk or run. Join us for this friendly competition open to everyone - both those unfamiliar to chairs and the experts who operate ‘em on a daily basis.

Teams must raise a minimum of $300 to participate

Up to six players per team and can be a mix of men/women and boys/girls (ages 14 and up)


Limit of 24 teams, first come first serve, so register your team NOW!

Registration deadline: 5/31/16

*Donations are processed by credit card and are directed to a PayPal account. We are asking your mailing address through this registration process so that we can send you a receipt for taxes via mail. Thank you again for your donation to Courage League and WDMCS Scholarship Fund.

Does your employer have a Corporate Match program? If yes, email and we will get you what you need to help with that process!

Other Fun Stuff to do:
Climb a rock wall
Ride an “indoor” bike through the mountains while singing karaoke – race your friends
Win prizes
Silent Auction
Open gym/obstacle course
Have a light lunch/snacks
…and more!

No admission fees, other than registration to participate in the Main Event tournament!

This fundraising event is named after the two non-profit organizations to which all proceeds will be donated.

The Brandon Ellingson Memorial Scholarship.
Brandon Ellingson, who is no longer with us physically but is always with us in spirit. His humble, respectful, inspiring, loyal, and caring nature was exemplary in all aspects of his life and he is greatly missed by many, many family, friends, and even those he did not know. The Brandon Ellingson Memorial Scholarship (The $3,030.30) was established and each year a member of the Valley varsity football team will be awarded a one-time college scholarship in honor of Brandon in the amount of $3,030.30 (Brandon wore the #30 at Valley.) Not only was Brandon an exceptional football player, he was a dedicated student and graduated from Valley with honors (4.0 GPA.) The coaches will award the scholarship each year based on the qualities that made Brandon the outstanding person he was.
Courage League Sports.
Courage League Sports is a non-profit adaptive sports and recreational facility that offers year-round programming for children and adults who aren't able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive or emotional disability. By adapting the pace, equipment, or nature of an activity, Courage League can provide a safe and accessible environment where participants can go at their own speed. Courage League Sports was inspired by Jack who at the age of eight suffered multiple strokes that forever changed his life. Frustrated at the lack of options for her son, Melissa Clarke-Wharff opened Courage League Sports where those with special needs could participate and be active outside of a therapy atmosphere. Today, Courage League serves nearly 1,000 children and adults on a monthly basis. For more information, visit

Heather Hourigan Special Report, ABC17 News, Columbia, MO

We need the Department of Justice to launch a federal investigation into this case. The state of Missouri has improperly and hastily rendered their verdict, and sees no wrongdoing. Please click the button above to sign the on-line petition which will be presented to the United States Attorney General. This is our plea to take action.