Sportable Logo Sportable Annual Report

Creating Opportunities.
Transforming Lives.

 

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Introduction

Team Sportable

Greetings from Sportable Headquarters! I hope this finds you well.

I am so excited to share with you the highlights of the latest Sportable chapter. Your support and enthusiasm for our mission have made so much possible. With your help our athletes made historic achievements. We shared the Sportable Story with thousands throughout Central Virginia, and our organization reached new heights in 2016. Our highlights include:

  • • Sportable athlete Alexa Halko competed in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio and won three medals – two silver and one bronze
    • The Sportable Spokes, our youth wheelchair basketball team, won a championship at the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Louisville, KY
    • Reached nearly 6,000 youth through our Changing Perceptions program throughout Central Virginia
    • In December we were recognized as a Silver Level Paralympic Sport Club through the Excellence Program implemented by the United States Olympic Committee

In addition to these achievements, we also updated our strategic plan in 2016. Over an eight month process we spoke with athletes, coaches, volunteers, community partners, parents, peer groups, and other stakeholders to understand our strengths, weaknesses, and outline a vision for our future. This work outlined a plan to achieve Gold Level status by 2020 and to strive to become recognized as one of the top adaptive sports clubs in the United States. We are well on our way to achieving this vision with your help and support.

It is an honor and privilege to lead this incredible organization. Thank you for all that you do for our athletes – your partnership is amazing.

Cheers,

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Hunter Leemon
Executive Director

About

What We’re About

We don’t just provide adaptive sports and recreation opportunities in Richmond, Virginia.The reason Sportable exists is to transform the lives of people with physical and visual disabilities through sport! We know that is a bold claim and some might question whether we can really achieve that mission. Our response – come meet our athletes, hear their stories, watch them when they are in their “zone”. We can guarantee they would agree that in some way a transformation has occurred. This visionary approach to our mission allows us to keep pushing forward and aiming high — just as we ask of each of our athletes!

Our Brand Pillars

Freeing our athletes to see beyond their disabilities.

Building peer relationships and reducing social isolation.

Facilitating physical and attitudinal change in our community.

Our Values

Our people embody what we have come to call The Sportable Way. We define The Sportable Way as “enthusiasm with intention” and it is guided by our core values:

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INTEGRITY

Being true to our word and honoring commitments to athletes, partners, and community

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PASSION

Committing to work hard, stay positive, and encourage success in others

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TEAM SPIRIT

The expectation that our community will enjoy a sport for its own sake, while upholding the highest standard of fairness, respect, and camaraderie

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INGENUITY

Fostering an environment where athletes and volunteers are able to reach their full potential

Team

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HUNTER LEEMON

Executive Director

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CAT ANTHONY

Operations Director

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MARIELLE RANDO

Director of Programs and Public Relations

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FORREST LODGE

Program Director

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WENDY BONDESON

Administrative Assistant

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BILL RAMSEY

Director of Finance

Board

Mark Willis

Board Chair

Virginia Commonwealth University

Amy Wilkinson, M.Ed.

Vice Chair

Old Dominion Security Solutions

Leigh Sewell

Bon Secours Health System

Thomas Winston

Union Bank & Trust

David Richardson

Sportable Athlete

Macon Sizemore

VCU Health

Graham Watson

CarMax

Brian Emerson Booker

Northwestern Mutual

Alicia Howard

Union Bank & Trust

William McCarthy

Fidelity

Dale Ennis

VMware

Jackie Jackson

Jack Consulting, LLC

Sarah Ann Jennings

Health Brigade

Lauren Kiger

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Hunter Leemon

Sportable

 

Stories

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Alexa Halko earns another silver medal at Rio Paralympics

Alexa Halko won her third medal of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, finishing second in the women’s T34 800-meter wheelchair race Friday.

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Paralyzed
athlete finishes Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K

Josh Smith never met a challenge he did not accept with vigor. But the 25-year old Richmond man tackledone of his toughest tasks yet -- the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k.

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A Richmond couple’s wedding reception will be a fundraiser for Sportable

They’re joining their lives on Saturday, and they’re celebrating their union in a very public way. The ceremony that afternoon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Oregon Hill will be an intimate affair of close friends and family, but afterward, they — and a few hundred of their closest buddies — will celebrate with a reception that will double as a fundraiser for Sportable.

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Richmond youth wheelchair basketball team brings home national title

The Sportable Spokes, a Richmond youth wheelchair basketball team, may be national champions, but facing off against the Virginia Commonwealth University men’s basketball team would make even the greatest high school and middle school players nervous.

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Hunter Leemon Cuts His Hair for Charity

Hunter Leemon, Sportable’s Executive Director, is cutting his hair to help fundraise for his favorite charity, Sportable.

Financials

Income

  • Contributions
    $278,937
  • Grants
    $262,326
  • Sponsorship
    $63,835
  • Fundraising Events
    $60,295
  • Program Registration Fees
    $21,385
  • Program Event Revenue
    $4,620
  • Other Income
    $2,967
  • Total Income

     

    Income (Loss): $95,731

    $694,365

Expense

  • Program Operations
    $407,753
  • Program Events
    $5,882
  • Depreciation
    $20,333
  • General & Administrative
    $35,702
  • Fundraising
    $90,863
  • Fundraising Events
    $38,101
  • Total Expense
    $598,634

Corporate Matching and Workplace Giving Campaigns

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SPONSORS AND FOUNDATION DONORS

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Donors

In-Kind Gifts


YMCA of Greater Richmond
SMARTBOX of Richmond
Ed and Shelley Largo
Mediapond
Carytown Bicycle
Jimmy John's Store #1427
Team River Runner
John Baugh
Alice Husak
Brian Booker
Devils Backbone Brewing Co.
Shine Blow Dry Bar
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Half-Way House Restaurant
RVA Trolley
Sewell Plastic Surgery
Lindsay Perry
TriGirl/TriQuest
Total Wine & More
Southbound
Kristen Kelejian
Growlers To Go
Strangeways Brewing
Fire, Flour & Fork
Bar Louie
Roan
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
The Farm Table
Buskey Hard Cider
The Answer Brewpub
River City Tattoo Co.
Lift Coffee Shop and Café
Virginia Boat Club
REI
Stir Crazy Café
Golfsmith
The Dominion Club
ESPN 950
Capital Ale House
Richmond Kickers
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Segway of Richmond
Eurotrash
Bikram Yoga Richmond
Sola Salon Studios
Elements Massage
VCU Athletics
University of Richmond Athletics
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chamblin Design

Paralympic Gold

$5001+

Carley Family Foundation
Shelley and Ed Largo Family
The Steven and Katherine Markel Foundation
Mary and Wallace Stettinius

Paralympic Silver

$2501 – $5000

Shannon and Robert Alexander
Honey Foundation
The Largo Family of NJ
Dee Dee Dockendorf and Hunter Leemon
Lee Williams

Paralympic Bronze

$1001 – $2500

Anonymous Donors
Beth Bailey
Brock Berenato
Rowena and Kevin Chidwick
Charlotte and Derek Gage
Kris and Matthew Goodwin
James B. Gregory
McCandlish Holton
Janet and Bruce Kay
Olga Korackyj
Michael Martinez
Laurie and William McCarthy
Linda and William McKinley
Sam Moore
Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia**
Alison Rae Nemec
Leigh and Nathan Sewell
Tina and Graham Watson
The Whisnant Family
Amy and Rafe Wilkinson

Coaches Roundtable

$501 – $1000

Franklin Berry
Carmella and Mark Bladergroen
Brandermill Rotary Club

Fort Lee Officers and Civilians Spouses Club
Dena and Conrad Garcia
Stephanie and Aaron Goldberg

Hazelton Family Foundation**
Innsbrook Rotary Charitable Foundation
Donna and Larry Kannal
Kali and Gerald Largo

The Perino Family
Bill Ramsey
Richmond Area Bicylcling Association

Richmond City Football Club
Janet Songerath St.
Christopher's School
Elizabeth and Jeff Tubbs

Varsity “S”

$251 – $500

Kellie and Tiff Armstrong
Liz Ashby
Melissa Bass
Paige and Jim Beck
Page and Robert Bethke
Lisa and Olaf Barth Crutchfield

Kelly Garrison
Peggy and David Garrod John H. and Margaret C. Hager Fund**
Kathryn Hamann
Anne-Marie Hennessy William Hill
A Lynn Ivey

Jackie Jackson
Hubert Edward Jones
Liz and Gerard Largo
Ward Marstiller
William Massey
Susan Paavola
Daniel Silverman and Kathryn Pocalyko

Karen Reilly-Jones
William G. Reynolds Jr Richmond Road Runners Club
Kathleen and Thomas Riopelle
Richard Sizemore
Grant Slegowski
Maureen and Brian Slotnick

Kim and Vic Stafferi
Mark Sweeney
Anne and Clement Sydnor Brooke and Bob Taylor
Tree of Life
The Edward and Laura Valentine Family
Kate and Scott Whitehead
Neely and Thomas Winston

Orange & Navy Club

$151 – $250

Nellie and Gene Armstrong Abigail Bergakker
Kelsey and Milan Boneta Libby and Brian Booker, Jr Tom Byrd
Alanna Clair
David Coffield
Victoria and Michael Collius Gerald Deans
Jeri and Roger Dube
Susan Eschenroeder
Charlotte and Gary Farrar

Janet and Richard Fauber Amy and Kirk Gallagher Patrick Getlein
Patrick Gottschalk
The Grogans of Ky
Missy and Scott Gullquist Debbie and Jason Hetherington
Liz and Tom Irvin
Sarah Ann Jennings
F Gray Kiger
Ashley King
Michaeline Klob and Hugh Rowland
Kurt Light

Lucille and Alex Lindamood Deb and Greg Lockhart
Lizzy Losi
Linda and Matthew Majikes Michael Maloney
Mary and John McDonald Therese and Michael Minter Anne Mitchell
Juli and Steve Murden
Lynn Mussatt
Brian Mutchler
Helen and Lonnie Nunley Lynn and Scott Parks

Matthew Paxton
Anne and Jon Peterson
Kelly and Charles Polk III Anne and Andrew Price
Mary and Daniel Pritchard Sharon and Christopher Rossillo
Harriet Schanzer and David Raine
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Sherwood Janet and E. Lee Showalter Ben Snyder
Catharine Spangler
C L Sweeney
Kelly and Clement Sydnor

Joel Symonds
Barbara and Bill Tavenner Mary Catherine and Warren Taylor
Sally and Lake Taylor
Nella and Jeffrey Timmons John Turner
Sara and Robert Watts William Weber
Liz and Scott Weiss
Dena Wengert
Rob Wood
Sridhar Yaratha
Marilyn Young

Sportable Sports Backer

$51 – $150

Derek Anderson
Cat Anthony
Jane and Barry Arbaugh Barbara Arthur
Melissa Ball
Katie Barbour
Mary Ellen Barton
Terry and Keith Bauer Kimberly Benson
Stacy Biddinger
Henry Boinest
Wendy and Mark Bondeson Adam Bullock
Emily and Claudio Burch Josh Burch
Melissa and Jerry Burgio Cheyenne Burnham
Mitchell Butler
Ann and Benjamin Campbell Margaret Campbell
Mary Carbonneau
Sean Carley
Anne Chan
Mary Ann and Bill Chapman Lexi Clair
Jodie Cook
Stacie Cook
Gail and James Copeland Connie and Karl Cover
Ann Dale
Susan and Sam Davis
Jenny and Mario Demonte Marlene Dockendorf
Kathy Duckworth
Christopher Durand
Brendan Dwyer
E2 LLC

 Debbie Eastman
Frank Einsmann
Ellie Burke LLC
Maygan and Dwayne Elliott Jamie and Chris Ernst
Hope and James Fauber Judy and Wilson Flohr Aubrey Ford
Barbara and Robert Fultz Heath Galloway
George Garrod
Steve Gates
Susan and Eric Glymph
Kelly and Mark Gottschalk
Mr. and Mrs. J. William
Gray, Jr.
Anthony Greci
Whitney and Booth Greene Polk and Watson Greer
The Grey Girls
Margaret Grove
Shelia and John Haas Catherine Ham
Byron Harrell
Krisitne Hey and
Jamie Harrison
Grant Hayes
Brendan Hennessy
Colin Hennessy
Nicole Herbert
Janna Higgins
Eileen Jackson
Jennifer Jackson and Rachel Leyco
Jamberry Nails
Elizabeth Jamerson
Teresa James
Terry Jenkins

James Johnson
Tammy Johnson
Mark C. Jon
Stephanie Jones
Crystal Jonkman and Anthony Creech
Jane Joyner
Joan E Justice
Robert Kaplan
Martha Kelley
Robbie Kemp
Linda King
Jody Korman
Sarah and Henry Krohn Deborah Lacy
Leslie Lamers and Guillermo Gallardo
Thomas Lamoureux
Michael Lee
Oscar Leemon
Tommy Leemon
Nokomis Lemons
Kristen Lessig
Jeff Lodge
Shannon Lodge
Long Beach Speech Language Pathology P.C. Claudia Long
Jennifer Lovings
Santiago Lucio
Amanda and Matt Macdonald Michael Markowitz
Gene Martin
Christina Martino
Sarah Mays
Calvin McCall
G McClatchey
The McDermid Family
Anne and John McElroy III

Claire McGowan
Kelly and Jason Merricks
Mary and Phillip Metcalf
Heather Millar
Caroline and Marshall Morton
Marybeth Musco
April and Joseph Niamtu
Trey Noe
Jay Oakey
Jeffrey Oelrich
John Palmieri
John Paramore
Beena Parekh
Grace Parker
Caren and Frank Payne Geraldine and David Pendlebury
Douglas Pick
Kelly Pickerel
Kevin Plummer
Satori Poch
Ann Powell
Darryl Powell
Lisa and Lewis Powell
Ruth Pratt
Tricia Puryear
Peter Puszez
Melissa and Michael Radtke Ramsay Family Foundation Susan and Thomas Rando Brian Richardson
David Richardson
Roseleen Rick
Brian Roland
Jorge Salgado
Lisa and Timothy Saxton
Danny Schnur

Howard Setkowsky
Cynthia Sewell
Shape Inc.
Richard Shea
Douglas Sinclair
Holly Slonaker
Estella Torres Smith
Amy and Marv Sowers Shelley Sowers
Karen Steidle and
Ned Cornman
John Stiles
Paulette and Patrick Sturdivant
Christopher Thomas
Kathy Tilbury
Elizabeth and Lt. Col. Shane Tippett
Courtney Tolmie
Ruben Alfredo Cortex Torres Kay and William Tyler
Mike Valentine
Margie Vines
Katie and Zach Webber
Sally Wetzler
Scott Wharton
Kristen and Scott Wiley
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Williams, III Carol and Daniel Wise
Gary Woods
Elizabeth and Edward Wulkan
Enid Zangler
Joseph Zielinski

Sportable Spectator

$1 – $50

Akullian Creative
Amanda Long
Amazon Smile Foundation Marigrace Anderson
Carolyn Andrews
Ryan Andrews
Rebecca and Tom Anthony Dave Armstrong
Lori Arndy
Heather Astle
Lee and Dave Austin
Phillip Bahen
Virginia Banister
Jan Bartoszek
Will Bates
Cristin Beazley
Loretta and Dennis Beeman Abbi and Sam Bell
Caroline and David Bell James Bennett
Cynda Berger
Joyce Bergh
Lisa Bergstrom
Rob Bergstrom
Wendy Berry
Best Ink Store Inc.
Patricia and George Bishop Stephen Bishop
Jessica Bohl
Jean Bowker
Pete Brady
Barbara Bridge
Patricia Bridgewater
Les Brock
Kayla Diggs Brody
Austin Brooks
Sawyer Brooks
Dean Browell
Mike Bruni
Leigh Busby
Elizabeth Cane
Christopher Carr
Chris Case
Martha Casey
Adelina Castro
Glenn Childress
Amy Ciarametaro
Michael Clark
Beth and Clay Clary
Carolyn Clements
Matthew Cline
Jason Coleman
Sydnor Conrad
Deborah Cook
Lynn and Paul Cook
Lauralyn Copan
Scott Corwin
Mary Cosby

Elisha Costigan
Robert Cowgill
Matty Cox
Sharon and Bill Crabill Bonnie and Thomas Cricchi Rebecca and Eric Crocker Sheri Crowell
Leslie Cutchins
Judith Davis
Patricia Dawson and Sara Smith
The Deans Crew
Tom Denlinger
Victor DiPace
Laura Chowansky
DiPietro
MJ Disharoon
Jay Dockendorf
Sharon and Kevin Drennan Barclay and Robert Dupriest Melanie and Rand Dupriest Len East
Daniel Edwards
Donna Edwards
Bruce Eldridge
Virginia LaFuente Garcia and Jose Ortega Escanero
Debra and Tom Eubank
Joy Shearon Eure
Page Fagalde
Cindy and David Farnor
Noel Feminella
James Fernald
Renee Ferrucci
Denise Feys
Kirby Fields
Scott Fields
Nikkie Filson
Kathie and William Fitzpatrick
Sara Fleming
Laura Freeman
Leah Fremouw
William Frye
Kiara Fuentes
Kerry Gannon
Jennie Gift
Rick Golembeski
Susie Gorton
Grace Moves LLC | Joe Graham
Rhonda Graves and Ellen Coleman
Sarah Green
Lisa Greenberg
Eric Gregory
Rhonda Groves
Meghan Gruver
Regina and Rich Guilfoyle
Sherrie and Michael
Ralston Guyton
Emily Hall
Les, Denise, Will, & Emma Harrison

Keith Harvey
Ashley Hawks
Valerie Heinz
The Hendricks Family Matthew Hennessy
Jack Herbert
Lisa Herbert
Jordan Higgins
Mr. and Mrs. D. Kent Holbrook
Meg Hollingworth
Rachel Horn
James Howard
Howard Humphreys
Kenneth Hurst
Denise and Anthony Hutchinson
Helen and Dominick Indovino Kimberly Jackson
Erik Jackvony
Stephanie Jenks
Quelina Jones
Tamecia Jones
Taylor Jones
Terrie Jones
Paul F. Joseph
Carol Justice
Gabe Kachuba
Kathy and JT Keeler
The Kelly's
Vonda Kelly
Caitlin Kilcoin
Sue Kindred
Harry Kirlin
Suz Kitsteiner
Russell Klophaus
David Kraft
Ellen Kreuter
Nancy Kuhne
Melanie and Daniel Ladnier Donna and Harry Lawson Citerom and Mark Lewis Scott Lewis
Kelly and John Ligon
Susan Lindsay
Walter C. Lindsey
Mary Beth Linstra
Forrest Lodge
Nancy and Randy Lohr
Page Londrey
Terry Long
John Longest
Karen Lusk
Friends at the R-MC
Alimuni Office
Calee MacGowan
Jackie Manning
The Mannings
Matt Mansell
John Mars & Family
Lisa and Jeffrey Marshall Emily and Tucker Martin
Jane and Jack Martin
Sue Repetti Matson Johnathan Mayo

Doreen McCarthy
Jennifer McCray
Bradley McGetrick
Stephanie McGregor
Jeff McIntyre
Scott McMullan
Megan McSheffrey
Cherie and Fritz Mehler Amanda Melillo
Shar Mitchell
Nathan Moubray
Evan Murphy
Yasuko Murphy
Mary Lynn Musser
AJ Nash
Paige Newman
Manh Nguyen
Catherine Nicholas
Sarah Nockengost
Dreama Nunnally
Rick O'Connell
Lisa Omara
Deborah Orsi
Nicole & Jeff Orswell Family
The Osborn Family
Holly Painter
Katherine Park
Stephanie Paul
Allen Peacock
Corey Pegram
Patricia Petras
Susan and Michael Pfautz Virginia Pham
Stephanie Pick
Craig Pilkington
Liz Povar
Susan and Carl Prestipino Marielle Rando
Nico Rappaport
Mary Ream
Justin Regan
Walker Reid
Megan Reitzes
Matt Renninger
Dale and Grant Revell
Daniel Riddle
Amy and Jack Ridolphi Maeghan Beck Robertson Deborah and John Robinson Christina Rockwell
Penelope Rone
Kimberly Russell
JC Sadler
Rachel Salatin
Jill and Andrew Salp
Susan Salyer
Mary Sanderson
John Sarvay
The Sawyers
Kathi Schivley
Jacob Schmitz
Elizabeth Schultz

Hunter Schwartz
Michele Semin
Elsie and Lyall Shank Matthew Sheehan
Kevin Shupe
John Sicat
Marguerite Silver
Lisa Sims
Pauline, Waldemar & Colin Singleton
Barbara Slotnick
Kathy and Ed Smith
Keith Smith
Rachel Smith
Sandra Smith
Sara and Curt Smith
Andrea Snodgrass
Sports Backers
Jane Stockman
Catherine Stover
Deborah Streicker
Elizabeth Strode
Julianne Suder
Scott Sutton
Bryce Sweeney
Cole Sydnor
Wyatt Talley
Inez Tatum
Angela and Bruce Taylor
Ben Terry
Rebecca Thomson
Annie Tobey
Bryan Townes
Kendall Trivett
Tiffanie Tuck
Harrison Vaughn
Jeff Vollmer
Rebecca and Kevin Waldron Amber and Chris Walter Linda Walter
Sara Warren
Walter Jennings Wash Christy Washburn
Charletta Washington
Pat Wasiuk
Andrea Watson
Angela Whalen
Elizabeth Wheeler
Jennifer White
Seth Whitten
James Williams
Dave Wiltshire
Abby Winship
Jennifer Winters
Diana Wolf
Page Wood
Margaret Woody
Jessica Wooton
Bertha and Ronnie Wray Franklin Yancey
Laura Ybarra
Wes York
Jennifer Young
Alison Zacharias
Sam Zhao
Julie and Danny Ziobro

 

Stats

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OFFERED 4,812 PROGRAM HOURS TO OUR ATHLETES

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46% INCREASE IN ATHLETES OVER 2015

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44,000+ VISITS TO OUR WEBSITE

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RACKED UP 2,494 ATHLETE EXPERIENCES

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OFFERED 12 SPORT PROGRAMS TO 808 ATHLETES

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NATIONAL NIT WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS

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2,500+ FANS ON FACEBOOK

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900+ FOLLOWERS AND 1,800+ TWEETS

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290 FOLLOWERS AND 300+ PICTURES

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ALEXA HALKO WON 2 SILVER MEDALS and 1 BRONZE MEDAL AT THE 2016 RIO PARALYMPICS

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DOUBLED THE NUMBER OF YOUTH AND VETERANS

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VOLUNTEERS GAVE 2,950 HOURS

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CONDUCTED OVER 50 OUTREACH EFFORTS

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5,567 STUDENTS AT 35 SCHOOLS EXPOSED TO CHANGING
PERCEPTIONS IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM

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Over 30 Partnerships including VCU Health, Sheltering Arms, Anthem Foundation

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Army of Orange raised over $69,000