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On September 16th Turning POINT Carolina hosted its First Annual Turning POINT DK3 wheelchair basketball and water ski event.

DK3 is the rebranded version of the Texas Extravaganza event referred to as DK 3 o 3. Held in Dallas for the last 14 years, this First Annual DK# was held in the Charlotte area. Lake Norman YMCA hosted a full field of plyers entered from 5 different southeastern states. 8 teams vied for the championship. The Hawks led by Gavin Cloy frin Altanta with Felix Penn from Charlotte and Travis Smith from Winston-Salem endured 7 games to win the final. They defeated the Spurs, led by Jeff Townsend of South Carolina, with Fred Smith, Wlimington, NC and Daniel Moody from Winteon-Saalem. The draw done by the tournament director, DK, was very even with close games throughout the competition. So many happy players by the days end and great prizes provided by ABC Medical and Per4max Wgeelchairs made theevent that much better.

Travis Smith had this to say about DK3 "This was the best tournament I've ever played in." A nice compliment to a great day had by all.

Waterskiing began in the middle of the day provided by Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program (ASAP). The first skiers to begin the day were local youth basketball players for the Rollin Hornets junior team. Some first time skiers were able to get a couple laps in while their parents watched big smiles of their child from the boat. After the first 4 teams were eliminated in DK3 competition, adult skiers made their way to the water. Lake Norman YMCA is on the water and ASAP runs adaptive waterskiing two times per week during the summer from the YMCA water front. All in all approximately 15 skiers took advantage of this unique mix of wheelchair basketball and water skiing. Speical thanks to ABC Medical, Per4max Wheelchairs Inc, Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program and Lake Norman YMCA.

DK3 / Waterskiing



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