SUNS 14th ANNUAL ROUNDUP BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
We travel to Phoenix Arizona for a very tough tournament on January 26th and 27th. We’ll keep you posted and upload photos via social media (Facbook, Google+, Twitter). Thanks as always for your support! Below is a schedule of the tournament weekend!
We are happy to announce the partnership of the Paralympic Sports Club in New Mexico and Global Opportunities Unlimited! Read the press release below.
Able-bodied Wheelchair Basketball Showdown 2012
Who is the best Able-bodied Wheelchair Basketball team in the city?
There is only one way to find out…
…on the Hardwood.
What: Able-bodied Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
When: December 9th, 2012
Where: Riverpoint Sports & Wellness
9190 Coors Blvd. NW. Albuquerque, NM 87120
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (individual
Entry: Fee $500.00 (tax deductible donation)
1st place prize:
Bragging rights for the next year.
This is a Fun(d)raiser for the Albuquerque Kings Wheelchair Basketball team. Come enjoy good competition and support the KINGS.
Do you have questions? Check out our FAQ or feel free to email us, ask us a question on Facebook or most other social media pages!
- Will I be standing or sitting in a wheelchair? Wheelchairs designed for basketball will be provided for every team. Each player on the court must be in a wheelchair.
- What are the rules? Rules are almost identical to stand up basketball, the few minor exceptions will be overlooked for all players.
- Is it a full size court? Yes
- Will there be referees? Yes, players from the Albuquerque Kings will be refereeing every game.
- How long are games? Each team will play for a predetermined period of time (Usually two 12 minute periods), winner of the game will move forward in the winners bracket and loser will move to losers bracket.
- What should I wear? Bring t-shirts, or tank tops that match or are similar in color to the rest of your team. (Ex: Everyone wears their company shirts.)
- How many people on a team? As many as you like, however, there are only 5 players per team allowed on the court at a time.
- Do I need protective gear?No, we don’t wear any when we play, however, it is a contact sport, so feel free to bring anything you like, (Ex: Gloves, Knee-pads, etc)
Hi Kings fans, here is a short clip of the Albuquerque Kings vs the Los Angeles Clippers. We’ll be bringing a tournament to Albuquerque in October 2012 and can’t wait for everyone to come down and enjoy.
Lots of news coming from the Wheelchair Basketball program!
The Albuquerque Kings finish the season as the #5 team in the nation after heading to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Co. They competed in the NWBA National Championships from March 22-25. 16 teams where chosen from the highest division in the NWBA. The Kings finished the season with 14 wins and 3 losses and with a 3 win 1 loss showing at Nationals. Two Albuquerque Kings made the First and Second All tournament teams this year as well.
The Division III team continues to grow with each practice. Currently we graduated 2 junior Kings up to the Division III level. We hope to help promote D-III during the off season with goals of sending a competitive group out to tournaments.
The Junior Kings continue to grow! More kids than ever have joined the program far exceeding our expectations. Just last week (April 7th) the JR Kings had an Exhibition Game, assisted by Communication Students from the University of New Mexico. The JR Kings played an exhibition game today against some UNM Lobo basketball player volunteers. Final score was a tie 40-40. Good times!!! Thanks for all the volunteer, fan, and players who participated!
– Kings are working on a summer youth camp for wheelchair basketball.
– We begin off season practice, a great time for those interested in playing to come out and learn more about rules, learn wheelchair skills and basics, get a great workout.
– Fundraising, meet-and-greets, community service.
– Duke City Classic Tournament prep and planning – expected tournament date October 2012.
– Much more!