11 Best in the West Tournament – Long Beach

2011bestwestteaserKings travel to Long Beach for the “2011 Best in the West Tournament” 
On February 11, 12, 13, the Albuquerque Kings travel to Long Beach California to compete against 6 other teams, 5 currently ranked. The Kings will start the tournament by playing #2 in the nation UofA. Also in attendance is #5 Utah, #11 Rancho, #13 Phoenix, #14 LA Clippers and the unranked LA Lakers. The Albuquerque Kings are also unranked but are close with an honorable mention back in Decembers standings.

This weekend will really help us if we can pull off some upsets. We have to be ranked in order to be invited to the Championship tournament in April which will be hosted in Denver, CO. We hope to show up playing our best and represent the Duke City well.

Tournament Bracket Download PDF of Schedule

When: February 11th-13th
Location: 13000 Clarkdale Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650

Want to donate, try the below options.
Donations directly benefit the Kings and allow us to travel and compete across the nation. Furthermore, your donations help bring the Duke City Classic to Albuquerque. A now yearly tournament here in the Duke City. All donations are tax deductible. Please click on the links below for more information.

Duke City Darlins host fundraiser at Malarky’s

DCDposterThe Duke City Darlins do it again! 
The Duke City Darlins are once again hosting an event to help support the Albuquerque Kings. The event will be held at Malarky’s featuring Dead On Point Five, Just Lazurus, From the Ashes, Soul Reaper, and Holdout Heroes. There will be Raffle Items and Drink Specials. Event begins at 8pm $5 cover. This event will directly help the Kings. With the Duke City Classic next month (February 26th and 27th), the Duke City Darlins are truly helping out their Albuquerque Wheelchair basketball team. These ladies rock!!!

When: Saturday, February 5th at 8:00pm
Location: 25 Hotel Circle NE Albuquerque, NM 87123


Please contact us for sponsorship opportunities or if you have any questions regarding your donations.

Click download for a pdf flyer donate/sponsor form. You can also contact us with any questions. Thank you! 


Duke City Darlins host fundraiser at 405 Lounge

darlinsDance the night away while helping the Kings!
The Duke City Darlins are hosting an event at the 405 Lounge with D&B beats by DJ Crix. Ladies get in free till 12:30 and $5 cover for the gentlemen. All cover proceeds and donations go to your Albuquerque Kings so come support!!!

When: Friday, January 21 at 9:00pm – January 22 at 1:30am
Location: 405 Lounge at 405 Central Ave. Albuquerque NM 87102


Please contact us for sponsorship opportunities or if you have any questions regarding your donations.

Click download for a pdf flyer donate/sponsor form. You can also contact us with any questions. Thank you!

Help the Kings raise money!..

dccminiHelp the Kings raise money for our 2010/2011 season & Duke City Classic
We need your help to raise money for our 2010/2011 basketball season and to be able to host the 2nd Annual Duke City Classic right here in Albuquerque. Your help is greatly appreciated and is also 100% tax deductible (we are under a 501 (c) (3) organization).

Kings selling tickets to NM Thunderbirds Games

200px-NewMexicoThunderbirds1/2 of all proceeds go to the Kings 2010/2011 season!
The Albuquerque Kings have teamed up with the New Mexico Thunderbirds to help raise money for our 2010/2011 basketball season. Tickets are $10, and 1/2 of all ticket proceeds go directly to the Kings. We also plan on having a booth there and playing an exhibition game at half time. If you never seen us play, this is a great way to get exposed to wheelchair basketball.

Purchase as many or as little as you want. If you where planning on going to any Thunderbirds games, help us out by purchasing them from the Kings! The Kings are always thankful for the community support.

Current tickets are for:
When: December 4th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Where: Santa Ana Star Center

If you are interested in purchasing tickets. Call us at 750-GOAL. Leave us a message with how many tickets you want and the best way to contact you.

You can pick up tickets at any of our 3 practices during the week or we can arrange to deliver them to you!

Albuquerque Journal FIT Cover Story “In the Game”


Amanda Schoenberg, Journal Staff Writer for the Albuquerque Journal writes about the Albuquerque Kings and other sports options for mobility impairment.

The article further goes into other sports like hand cyling, hiking, weight lifting and the importance of keeping healthy.

The Kings are always thankful for any opportunity to bring awarness to our sport and the wheelchair sporting community.

Read the full article by CLICKING HERE.

If you are interested in playing with the Kings or just want to try it out for a day. Call us at 750-GOAL .

Fundraising Event Dates

verticaldonateThe Kings will be fundraising during the following dates. Please check back for updates to this story.

We are currently fundraising for the Texas International Shootout on September 3-5, 2010.

August 21, 2010 9am-12pm 2103 Carlisle Blvd. NEWhole Foods Market

Date Time Location Event
September 31, 2010 6pm-10pm Menaul High School New Mexico Challenge Basketball Tournament
September 31, 2010 4:30pm-9pm 2266 Wyoming Blvd Ne Walmart Supercenter
August 7, 2010 9am-12pm 2103 Carlisle Blvd. NE Whole Foods Market

If you are able to provide a location and day for the Kings to fundraise please contact us at your earliest convenience with the details. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

19th Annual Texas Shootout – Sep 3-5


19texastournThe Kings will participate in the Texas International Shootout in September. We will compete against several NWBA teams from around the nation and many teams from around the world. (roster has yet to be announced).

We need all the support we can get. If you are interested in Sponsoring the Kings contact us as soon as possible. We can accommodate corporate sponsorship on our jerseys and wheelchairs including website exposure.

Last year the Kings took a 18-20 hour drive to Houston in order to participate. We held fundraisers around town including at the Albuquerque Summerfest and had raffles in front of various Walmarts around the city. We appreciate all the community support which made the trip possible last year. This year we hope to be able to fly down as the drive alone can be wearing when you’re competing against the best in the nation.

WHEN: September 3rd – 5th, 2010
TOURNAMENT HOST: City of Pasadena, Parks & Recreation Department
LOCATION: 5200 Burke Road, Pasadena, Texas 77504 (Houston area)