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15th Annual DK3 Tournament

Jun 12, 2018 12:49:31 PM / by Brittany Gustafson posted in 3on3, dave kiley, adapted sports, wheelchair basketball, 2018

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June 2-3 was the 15th Annual Dave Kiley DK3 Tournament. An event where players enter as individuals and are sorted into teams of three based on classification, skill level, and experience. It was by far the largest turn out in the history of the event with 54 athletes in attendance. The tournament was organized by NWBA Hall of Famer and U.S. Paralympian Dave “DK” Kiley. It was proudly hosted at the University of Texas at Arlington by head coach of the Movin’ Mavs men’s wheelchair basketball team Doug Garner. 

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Soul of the Game: Dave Kiley presents 'DK3' 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball

May 31, 2018 10:25:01 AM / by Dave Kiley posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, 3on3, dave kiley

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The 15th Annual Dallas DK 3-on-3 is right around the corner. On June 2-3rd, 2018 over 50 athletes are traveling to Dallas, Texas for 2 days of high-level basketball. I thought it might be time to explain the event and how it came to be as DK 3-on-3 and the brand 'DK3.'

15 years ago, my great friend Michael 'Shorty' Powers and his organization Turning Point, asked me to run a basketball event "to be held within the structure of their flagship event, Turning Points, Texas ‘Extravaganza’ (a multi-activity sport participation event)." Some big names we know today were part of the first event: Paul Schulte, Pat Anderson, and Willie Hernandez to name a few. This was the birth place of this annual 3-on-3 event. Thanks Shorty for your vision!

"Shorty" Michael Lewis Powers passed away on June 19th, 2016.  You can read Dave Kiley's tribute to "Shorty" here.

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