VAMAC Named Presenting Sponsor of River City Slam
RICHMOND, VA – (Tuesday, May 16, 2023) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to name VAMAC presenting sponsor of the River City Slam Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. Taking place June 9-11, 2023, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Level 2 national tournament will host players from across the country at Collegiate School’s state-of-the-art Williams Bolletieri Tennis Center. Information about registration, match schedules, and volunteer opportunities is available now at Sportable.org.
“We are thrilled to partner with VAMAC to host this year’s River City Slam,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Chief Executive Officer. “As a family-owned and operated business for more than 100 years, VAMAC understands the importance of community and has a strong history of supporting adaptive sports in Central Virginia. They are the perfect partner to help us create the unique opportunity for adaptive athletes to compete at the national level right here in RVA.”
The River City Slam is open to all levels, including first-time players, in divisions A, B, C, D, Quad Open, and Juniors. Over the last two years, the tournament has attracted nearly 100 players from 17 states spanning California to Virginia.
One of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world, wheelchair tennis is played on a standard tennis court in the same way as able-bodied tennis, with the only exception being that a wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. The athlete’s wheelchair is considered to be a part of the body, so rules applying to the player’s body apply to the chair as well. Wheelchair tennis has been part of the Paralympic Games since 1992 and has been played at all four Grand Slams since 2007.
Wheelchair tennis is one of 16 competitive and recreational sports provided by Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club. Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. 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. For more information about Sportable, please visit Sportable.org.
Founded in 1915, VAMAC, Inc. has evolved from a single well drilling contractor and supply business to a 22 location plumbing, well, & septic supply company that includes 2 Kitchen & Bath Showrooms, servicing the Mid-Atlantic region. Our vision is to be the preferred partner of independent contractors and select manufacturers, and to build strong relationships with our business family through family, integrity, exceptional service, with shared and sustainable prosperity. As a 2nd & 3rd generation family-owned and operated company with the 4th generation active in the business, VAMAC celebrates its 108th anniversary, honoring our humble beginnings, and looking forward to the next 100 years. We welcome you to our business family, and to be a part of “The Family Advantage.” For more information on VAMAC or to read our complete history please visit www.VAMAC.com.