Sportable Hosts Paralympian Trevon Jenifer April 15
RICHMOND, VA – (Tuesday, March 14, 2023) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier accessible sports club, is proud to welcome Paralympic Gold Medalist Trevon “Trey” Jenifer as the keynote speaker at the RVA Adaptive Sports Festival on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Jenifer’s speaking engagement is sponsored by Henrico-based Allianz Partners and will take place at center court at Glen Allen High School at 12:00 p.m. He’ll speak about his personal experience in adaptive sports and his life as a double leg amputee from birth.
“To host a Paralympian of Trey’s caliber in Richmond is tremendous opportunity,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “Trey has had incredible experiences traveling the world and playing wheelchair basketball at the highest level. We are thrilled that he will share his message of perseverance, disability awareness, and the impact of adaptive sports to the RVA community.”
One of the top wheelchair basketball players in the country, a motivational speaker, author, and father, Jenifer was born without legs due to a rare disease called Congenital Phocomelia. He began playing wheelchair basketball at age 4 in the Washington, D.C. area, later becoming a successful track athlete and accomplished high school wrestler.
Transitioning back to wheelchair basketball in college, Jenifer attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he was a two-time All-American before making his Team USA debut in 2010. He was a member of the London 2012, Rio 2016, and Toyko 2020 USA wheelchair basketball teams where he won bronze and a pair of gold medals.
Jenifer, a 34-year old father of two, currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia and works for the U.S. Secret Service as a Personnel Security Specialist.
RVA Adaptive Sports Festival
The RVA Adaptive Sports Festival presented by C&F Bank and C&F Mortgage will take place 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. Registration is available now at Sportable.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than 17 years, Sportable has created opportunities and transformed 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. By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, Sportable transforms the lives of athletes and frees them to see beyond their disabilities, enhances their peer relationships and helps them to reach their personal finish line. To make an impact today, visit Sportable.com/donate.
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.