Sportable Announces SouthState as Presenting Sponsor

RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, April 14, 2021) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to announce that SouthState has been named Presenting Sponsor of the seventh annual Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on Monday, May 10 at The Dominion Club in Glen Allen, Virginia. Proceeds will directly benefit Sportable’s mission to make adaptive sports accessible throughout the greater Richmond area.

“We are thrilled to have signed SouthState as the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament,” commented Hunter Leemon, Executive Director of Sportable. “To add a title sponsor as supportive of our mission as SouthState is the perfect tribute to Wayne Samford. We are looking forward to continuing Wayne’s legacy with a top class event at The Dominion Club in May.”

“Supporting our local community is important to SouthState, and we are proud to partner with Sportable to host the Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament,” added Bobby Cowgill, Virginia State President of SouthState. “We are committed to helping Sportable create opportunities for accessibility and inclusiveness in the Greater Richmond area.”

The seventh annual Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by SouthState, is sold out with 32 teams slated to descend upon The Dominion Club on May 10 for an 11:30 am shotgun start. The tournament format is Captains Choice, with contests for longest drive, closest to the pin on four holes, and other awards.

For more information about additional sponsorship opportunities, please visit or contact Shelley Sowers at or 804-340.2991.

About Sportable
This year, Sportable celebrates 15 years of creating opportunities and transforming lives through sport for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments. The non-profit organization provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes of all ages by offering competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs year-round. Sportable’s revenues are 97 percent philanthropic, funded almost entirely through donations and grants. Year-end gifts of any amount will provide critical support and will make an immediate impact on the lives of hundreds of local residents. To make a gift, visit

About SouthState
SouthState Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) is a financial services company headquartered in Winter Haven, Florida. South State Bank, N.A., the company’s nationally chartered bank subsidiary, provides consumer, commercial, mortgage and wealth management solutions to more than one million customers throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. The bank also serves clients coast to coast through its correspondent banking division. Additional information is available at

About Wayne Samford
Wayne Samford graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1964 and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. His passion for athletics included 30 years of Divisions I and III college basketball officiating as well as refereeing at the high school level. As an avid softball player for 50 years, he played at the highest level, and was inducted into the Central Virginia ASA Hall of Fame in 1994. He served as the Director of the Central Virginia Softball Special Olympics for nearly three decades. Wayne enjoyed playing golf and sharing his love of sports by coaching little league baseball for over 20 years and was a devoted member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Short Pump. Following his passing in 2014, Wayne’s legacy was honored with the establishment of the Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament.