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NubAbility Athletics Coach

Carley Cottingham

“Going into NubAbility, I thought I was going to be the one inspiring campers, but it was the campers who inspired ME! Each summer, I look forward to NubCamp and the relationships that are made with the campers, their families and other coaches.”

About Carley

Limb Difference: Traumatic

Type: Missing Right Hand

Sport: Basketball

Going into her senior year of high school in Southwest Michigan, Carley was diagnosed with a rare medical condition that landed her in the hospital for three and a half weeks. Carley underwent 15 surgeries, which eventually resulted in the amputation of her dominant right hand.

The amputation was not the end rather it was just the beginning. With her faith and determination Carley was back on the basketball court three short months after the loss of her hand. Carley’s favorite memory of NubCamp was when she taught her basketball camper, Ella, how to put her hair in a ponytail one handed.

Sports + Highlights: 

● Three Rivers High School (MI): Forward (4yrs), All Conference (3yrs)

Featured in ESPN “Rise Magazine”


● Detroit Lion’s fan… she says: “I know, I know. Laugh all you want, one day they will be good!”

● Carley is a public speaker who travels the country sharing her story. [CarleyCottingham.net]

● She also is an Executive Assistant for the Friends of Bethany Hamilton Organization. If you are a Soul Surfer or Bethany Hamilton fan, Carley has the connections!


Carley Cottingham

Carley Cottingham

NubAbility Coach



Your donation offsets NubAbility’s expenses for coach: meals, lodging, apparel, travel, personal equipment, insurance, training and team building opportunities.



The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation can match any of our Campers to a Coach with the same limb difference as them. Our goal is to get our kids out of the stands, off the bench and into the game so they can excel confidently in sports and in life. #DontNeed2


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Our certified, limb different instructors are able to offer customized, adaptive techniques  for each sport that can our campers can continued to use long after camp is over.




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Every dollar donated makes a difference and qualifies as a tax deductible! Tax receipts are emailed at the end of the year.

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100% of Sam Kuhnert's Keynote Speaker fees are remitted to NubAbility Athletics. When you book Sam, you are giving back at the same time!

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The NubAbility® Athletics is proud of our Corporate Sponsors who have made a difference in our 501(c)3 non-profit's mission to provide nationwide sport camps for limb different youth.