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Dave Kiley

Dave Kiley
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When Paying it Forward All Comes Together 

Apr 1, 2018 9:53:00 AM / by Dave Kiley

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I have felt for sometime the moral responsibility to give back freely to the sport of wheelchair basketball....Why ? Well, I have been given so much from the sport it’s difficult for me to take it casually.

I believe I was wheelchair basketball’s first professional player. I never played ball in another country for money, but in the 80s and 90s my job at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation paid me well for every game and sport I played. I also had sponsors of the kind that equaled a separate salary.

In addition and most importantly I met my wife Sandy, at a ‘Final Four’ in Cleveland, Ohio and that makes me the luckiest man in the world. I am blessed by my two children and two grandsons.

So as you can see with the few examples above, wheelchair ball has given me everything. How can I not be eternally grateful from all that I have been blessed with? 

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Pave the Way for Collegiate Adapted Sports Programs

Feb 22, 2018 5:20:07 PM / by Dave Kiley posted in adaptive sports, education, collegiate adaptive sports programs

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ABC Nation-

What’s sunny and warm with an ocean breeze and a lifestyle that exudes health and fitness year-round??? Seems so obvious to me! Yes it’s San Diego!! Well, I set myself up for success because of my SoCal roots and the fact I just spent time in January at San Diego State University.


source:4Lmagazine

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Dave Kiley on Diversity and Inclusion

Oct 5, 2017 1:50:33 PM / by Dave Kiley posted in wheelchair basketball, disability, inclusion, equality, diversity, disability rights

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Dare to Have a Voice. Your Voice Matters to Plant the Seeds of Hope in this World! 

Politics and sports. 

These two words have always represented two separate and divergent worlds to me.

That is no longer the case anymore.

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A Recipe for our Future: The Seeds of Hope Initiative for the Collegiate Adaptive Sports Programs

Jun 2, 2017 12:54:32 AM / by Dave Kiley posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair athlete, college adaptive sports programs

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Let me start this blog with my position as it relates to the topic at hand. The NWBA has not focused on its history and much has been lost by our ‘here and now’ league. We have very little connection to our past and it’s a huge problem to me but better saved for another DK blog. Having said that I want to start with a little history.

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