Winners of $50 gift cards

IMG_20131209_182609Congrats to Katrina Rael

We have our second winner for a $50 Dicks Sporting Goods Gift card! Sorry for the tight timeline but you need to spend these ASAP as they expire by the end of this month!

Also congrats to Steve Babicz. You won several weeks ago!

To Katrina: Come down to one of our practices to pick up your prize before they expire, if you don’t want it, we can draw another name. Contact us at 750-GOAL to coordinate!

Help Dominique get a wheelchair

d-give-forwardUpdate: We are happy to let everyone know that all of your support has helped us raise enough money to purchase a new custom fit wheelchair for Dominique. He has put the chair on order and we’ll post a picture once it arrives. Thanks everyone!

On October 18, 2013, one of our teammate’s, Dominique “D” Rogers, had his everyday wheelchair stolen from Southeast Albuquerque. This chair was built specifically for him. Without this chair he has no way to get around independently. The wheelchair is essentially his legs. We can’t imagine who would do something so terrible. We are raising money to help cover the cost of a new chair and could use everyone’s support. Any amount helps!

We’ve set up a GiveForward page to try to raise money. Follow this link if you can help contribute:

Veteran and Adaptive Clinic

18329_10151266440156417_487796242_nWe just finished up a successful adaptive clinic! We had several veterans, PT’s, OT’s an other medical professionals come out to try wheelchair basketball. We got a few people to start coming to practice regularly and where able to give a first hand experience to the medical professionals. Visit our Facebook page and become a fan to view all the photos and others from our tournaments and events.

Phoenix Suns 14th Annual 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!

Able-bodied Showdown! – Dec 9th


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)

For more information and to register Contact us via our website or with the below information.
505-750-GOAL or

Video Clip from Nationals 2012

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.

Kings Wheelchair Basketball News

_DSC8799Lots 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!

Whats next?
– 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!

Junior Kings Exhibition Game April 7th

jr4A group of 5 Communication Students from the University of New Mexico are working in conjunction with the Albuquerque Junior Kings Basketball Team to host an exhibition game with the Junior Kings.

The exhibition is intended to raise awareness for an amazing program for disabled youth in Albuquerque and provide a venue for the youth to compete against volunteers from the community. Volunteers will be playing in chairs for the day. Prizes and competitions will be part of the fun for spectators. Admission is free however; donations to the Albuquerque Kings will be accepted. The event is an extraordinary chance to showcase the youth’s talents and raise community awareness.

On Saturday, April 7th, 2012 the tournament will take place at 11am and the Job Corps facilities on Indian School west of 12th Street.

For more information on the hearing or the subject matter, please contact Kathy James.

Contact: Kathy James

Student at the University of New Mexico

Phone: (505) 227-6599