RICHMOND, VA – (Friday, January 24, 2020) – Sportable, the only adaptive sports club in Central Virginia, is proud to host the first-ever RVA Adaptive Sports Festival on Saturday, March 7, 10am-2pm. The free event will be held at Glen Allen High School through a partnership with the Henrico County Recreation and Parks Department, and is designed to introduce more than a dozen adaptive sports to individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Registration is available now at Sportable.org. Registration is available now at Sportable.org.
“We are thrilled to provide the opportunity for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments to try out an array of adaptive sports, whether you want to play for fun or are searching for a competitive team,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “Meet our expert coaches and staff, check out a variety of adaptive sports equipment, and find the program that can help you reach your personal finish line.”
The accessible, inclusive, and fun-filled experience day will feature exhibition games by the Sportable Possums (Wheelchair Rugby), Sportable Crush (Wheelchair Lacrosse), Sportable Rim Riders (Adult Wheelchair Basketball), Sportable Spokes (Youth Wheelchair Basketball), and Sportable Hive (Power Soccer). Adaptive sports such as archery, cycling, goalball, racing, rowing, and tennis will also be showcased through demonstrations, pickup games, and skills clinics.
Individuals of all ages, youth and adult, will be encouraged to learn exciting new skills with the assistance of special equipment and qualified instructors on site. No previous adaptive sports experience or equipment is required.
Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. The only adaptive sports club in Central Virginia and one of the top Paralympic sport clubs in the country, Sportable provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes of all ages by offering 13 competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs year-round. By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, Sportable transforms the lives of athletes and frees them to see beyond their disabilities, enhances their peer relationships and helps them to reach their personal finish line. For more information about Sportable, please visit Sportable.org.