RICHMOND, VA – (Tuesday, February 2, 2021) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to host the seventh annual Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 10th 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. Registration is available now at Sportable.org.
“We are proud to once again host the Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament, allowing us to celebrate the legacy of Wayne and his impact on the community” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “Wayne’s family has continued his legacy of supporting efforts to make sport and recreation possible to those with disabilities in our community. It’s an honor to host the seventh annual edition of this tournament, and we are thrilled that proceeds from this event will support our mission of transforming lives through sport.”
“My father, Wayne Samford, had a passion for sports and those with disabilities, and was involved with many community partners that provided programs for individuals with disabilities,” added Jeff Samford, former tournament director. “Sportable’s commitment to creating opportunities for accessibility and inclusiveness in Richmond aligns with the mission of the tournament and we are proud to have such a great organization keep dad’s legacy alive.”
The tournament will have a shotgun start time of 11:30am at The Dominion Club in Glen Allen, Virginia. Registration is $500 per team, or $125 per individual. The tournament format is Captains Choice, with contests for longest drive, closest to the pin on four holes, and other awards.
For more information, please visit Sportable.org or contact Shelley Sowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-340.2991.
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 Sportable.com/donate.
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.