2023.0118 RVA Adaptive Sports Festival NEWS

RVA Adaptive Sports Festival April 15

RICHMOND, VA – (Thursday, January 26, 2023) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier accessible sports club, is proud to host the third annual RVA Adaptive Sports Festival presented by C&F Bank and C&F Mortgage on Saturday, April 15, 2023, 10am-2pm, at Glen Allen High School. The free event is the largest exposition in the region of sports and recreational opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities. Register now at Sportable.org.

“We are thrilled to bring the RVA Adaptive Sports Festival back this year,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “The support of our presenting sponsor C&F Bank and community partners allows us to provide the opportunity to showcase our accessible sports programs to the community. Whether you want to play for fun, are searching for a competitive team, or want to get involved as a volunteer or a fan, save the date for this action-packed event.”

The accessible and inclusive experience day will provide the opportunity to try sports equipment adapted for individuals of all ages with limited mobility, physical disabilities, and visual impairments. Additionally, community partners will be in attendance showcasing resources for the disability community in Virginia.

“Sportable’s mission to provide sporting opportunities to members of our communities with disabilities is one that we strongly admire and support,” said Matthew Steilberg, Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking for C&F Bank. “The RVA Adaptive Sports Festival is fun and exciting, so we encourage everyone to stop by and learn more about the difference Sportable is making in the lives of others.”

The event is open to the public and community members are invited to cheer on some of the top wheelchair sports teams in the region, including the Sportable Possums wheelchair rugby team, Sportable Rim Riders wheelchair basketball team, and Sportable Hive power soccer team, when they host exhibition games throughout the day. Adaptive sports such as archery, boccia, cycling, goalball, pickleball, racing, rowing, and tennis will also be featured through demonstrations, pickup games, and skills clinics.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit Sportable.org or contact Shelley Sowers, Marketing & Events Director at shelley@sportable.org.


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