ARK Advocates rolling for adaptive sports in Dubuque

DUBUQUE – Nearly fifty people hit the courts on Saturday, October 21, 2017 for the first-ever “Roll ‘N Shoot” event.

Eight teams, comprised of people of all abilities, rolled through a competitive 3-on-3 wheel-chair basketball tournament.

The unique event is hosted by ARK Advocates as an effort to raise money and awareness for adaptive sports in Dubuque.

Chad Darter helped put it all together and has high hopes for adaptive sports in Dubuque.

He said, “I’m hoping people see that wheelchair basketball is a real sport. It’s very hard and that it’s something that we should have in Dubuque and that people come back and support it.”

Players traveled from as far as Cedar Rapids to show their support for adaptive sports.

In addition to the basketball tournament, the day-long event featured a silent auction, family activities, and raffle tickets.

Find out more about “Roll ‘N Shoot” here.

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