2023.0227 River City Classic Presented by Allianz Partners

River City Classic Presented by Allianz Partners March 4-5

RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, February 27, 2023) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to host the River City Classic presented by Allianz Partners this weekend, March 4-5, 2023. Hosted by the Sportable Rim Riders, the adult wheelchair basketball tournament will feature a dozen Division II and Division III teams from across the east coast at RockIt Sports in Richmond, Virginia. Community members are encouraged to attend free of charge.

“We are grateful to our presenting sponsor Allianz Partners and all of our supporting partners for making the River City Classic possible again this year,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “With non-stop wheelchair basketball on three courts, the weekend will be action-packed. I strongly encourage everyone to stop by RockIt Sports to see our mission in motion.”

“We’re proud to sponsor the River City Classic and offer our support to the tremendous athletes participating in this great event,” said Jeff Wright, CEO of Richmond-based travel insurance provider Allianz Partners USA. “While we’ll cheer the hardest for our hometown Sportable Rim Riders, we wish all of the competitors much luck and hope they have a great stay in our fantastic city.”

Founded in 1981, the Rim Riders wheelchair basketball team has been a mainstay in Richmond for more than 40 years. The team merged with Sportable in 2017 and is a Division II member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). The Rim Riders are currently ranked 16th in the country, and have qualified for the national tournament in Wichita, Kansas next month.

The River City Classic will tip off on Saturday, March 4 with action beginning at 8:00 am and continuing on three courts throughout the day. The Sportable Rim Riders will take on the Shepherd Stealers (Georgia) at 11:00 am and the Magee Spokesmen (Pennsylvania) at 2:00 pm on Saturday and the Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets (North Carolina) at 8:00 am and the Triangle Thunder (North Carolina) on Sunday on the ITAC Court. The tournament will conclude with Championship Games on all three courts on Sunday, March 5.

To learn more about the River City Classic including the full game schedule, visit https://sportable.org/river-city-classic/ or contact Tournament Director Forrest Lodge at forrest@sportable.org.

About Allianz Partners
In the United States, Allianz Partners USA (AGA Service Company) offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Partners USA is part of the Allianz Partners group. Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech, high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Present in over 75 countries, our 19,400 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 58 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world.

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