Sportable Hosts Golf Tournament May 16

RICHMOND, VA – (Tuesday, February 22, 2022) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to host the eighth annual Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament presented by SouthState on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Hunting Hawk Golf 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 Wayne’s impact on the sports community” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “The Samford 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 eighth annual edition of this tournament.”

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

The tournament will have a shotgun start time of 11:30am at Hunting Hawk Golf Club in Glen Allen, Virginia. Registration is $500 per team, or $150 per individual. The tournament format is Captains Choice, with contests for longest drive, closest to the pin, and other awards.

For more information, including hole sponsorships, please visit Sportable.org or contact Shelley Sowers at shelley@sportable.org.

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.