HOME OF THE DK3
3X3 WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL
By 9-time Paralympic Gold Medalist David Kiley, aka 'DK'
WHO IS DK?
Grew up in Orange County, CA, a Sacramento State University alum and a current resident of Mooresville, NC, David Kiley, a.k.a 'DK,' is one of the most well-known and respected wheelchair basketball athletes of the past 40+ years. A Paralympic Multi-Gold Medalist with decades of experience as a player and a coach, he has transformed the sport of wheelchair basketball through his innovative leadership, ideas and visionary approach; hence the nickname "The King." DK is committed to seeing 3x3 wheelchair basketball (DK3) played in a unique format in different cities across the United States and the world while supporting 3x3 into the Paralympic Games by 2028. DK is also a loving husband to his wife Sandy, proud father of two children, Justin and Danielle,who are married to Bethany and Randy and he has 3 grandchildren, Cruz, Lucas, and Lily. Family means the most to DK next to God.
"It's not what you have lost, it's what you have gained."
Soul of the Game.
To engage athletes, including Veterans in a unique version of wheelchair basketball while attracting the highest level of talent and allowing other players the opportunity to play with “the best” in an intimate environment that bridges the gap between the spectator and the wheelchair basketball athlete.
To become the leader in 3x3 wheelchair basketball games in the U.S. and around the world and to create long-term strategic partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations to grow and expand participation and audience
for the ‘Soul of the Game.’
DK3's 3x3 Wheelchair Basketball events strive to develop a talent pool for 3x3 wheelchair basketball competitions and be a leader in the world for growing interest in 3x3 and training young athletes to compete at the Paralympic Games, the most prestigious sporting event. Our purpose is to create a world where wheelchair sports are known and recognized by the masses, and adaptive athletes become visible and are provided equal opportunities just like their ‘able body’ counterparts.
Over 15 Years of Legacy
DK3 VENICE BEACH VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP
The Inaugural DK3 Venice Beach Veterans Championship was held in iconic Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA to honor our Veterans. 54 players and 18 teams participated in the 2-day tournament. Congratulations to the Championship Team, Duke, comprised of Hall of Famer, Al Campos, Matt Grashen filling in for Eric Rodriguez, Chris Pettway, and Molly Bloom, as a sub. They received $2,000 in cash. We are grateful for the support and the love DK3 received to make this event happen. Thanks to our partners: PER4MAX, our presenting sponsor, Spinergy Wheels, Vital Proteins, Operation Rebound, ABC Medical, Angel City Sports, Hotel Erwin, Venice Ball League, and Nike3x3. We wouldn't have been able to put on this event without the help of DK3 volunteers, including the Ryan Family Nation. Thank you everyone! See you next year, Venice Beach!
16TH ANNUAL DK3 DALLAS GAMES
On June 1-2nd, 2019 the 16th Annual DK3 Dallas presented by PER4MAX was held at the University of Texas - Arlington which hosted 63 players, including Paralympic Gold Medalists, junior players, and veterans. This was the largest 3x3 tournament in the DK3 history. Among the 21 teams, the Bulls team, comprised of Gold Medalist Brian Bell, Bryce Cruz and Justin Larson became the champions, taking home $3,000 prize money.
2ND ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA DK3
The 2nd Annual North Carolina DK3 was held on Saturday, September 1st at Lowe's YMCA. There were 36 players from 9 different states registered with 12 teams. Congratulations to Team Hornets with Trevon Jenifer, Steve Lister and Alex Saleh who won the big prize. Gold Medalist Becca Murray was the winner of the Free Throw Contest. Thank you to all athletes, fans, and our valued sponsors who made this event possible!
15TH ANNUAL DALLAS DK3
In June 2018, we celebrated the 15th Anniversary of DK3 Dallas with the largest participation ever in the history of this event with over 50 athletes who traveled from all around the U.S. It is also the first time DK3 created a military division to support our veterans. Congratulations to the team with Morgan Wood, Joe Chambers and Dylan Bright for winning the championship game and claiming the big prize. A big shout out goes to UTA Men's Wheelchair Basketball team coach Doug Garner for his eternal support all these years. Thank you to all our sponsors who made this event possible, specifically our main sponsors ABC Medical, Per4max and Spinergy Wheels.