2023.0118 RVA Adaptive Sports Festival NEWS

RVA Adaptive Sports Festival Saturday

RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, April 10, 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 region’s largest exposition of sports and recreational opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities. Registration is available now at Sportable.org.

“We are thrilled to host the RVA Adaptive Sports Festival this Saturday,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “We are grateful for the support of our presenting sponsors C&F Bank and C&F Mortgage and community partners that allows us 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, you won’t want to miss 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, more than 80 community partners will be in attendance exhibiting 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 and an all-star wheelchair basketball game featuring top players from across the state. Adaptive sports such as archery, boccia, cycling, goalball, pickleball, racing, rowing, and tennis will also be featured through demonstrations, pickup games, and skills clinics.

Two-time Paralympic gold medalist Trevon “Trey” Jenifer will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Jenifer’s speaking engagement is sponsored by Henrico-based Allianz Partners and will take place at center court at 12:00 p.m. He will speak about his personal experience in adaptive sports and his life as a double leg amputee from birth.

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