RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, June 2, 2021) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to announce that VAMAC and Windward Advisors will serve as the River City Slam hospitality sponsors, June 11-13.
“We are thrilled to partner with VAMAC and Windward Advisors to bring top class hospitality to our tournament players and guests,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “The River City Slam, presented by The Abstract Athlete, is shaping up to be a phenomenal event with some of the best players in the country attending from coast to coast. We are grateful for the support of local businesses like VAMAC and Windward Advisors to provide these players with a world class experience.”
More than 45 wheelchair tennis players from across the country and invited guests will be treated to live music, hors d’oeuvres, and local craft beer at the Windward Advisors Players Social at Hardywood West Creek on Saturday, June 12. Then, Richmond-based and family-owned VAMAC will conclude the tournament with lunch and refreshments in the VAMAC Hospitality Tent at Collegiate School’s Robins Campus on Sunday, June 13.
Sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the River City Slam, presented by The Abstract Athlete, is open to all levels, including first-time players in divisions A, B, C, D, and Juniors. All proceeds will directly impact Sportable’s mission to make sports accessible and inclusive for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments.
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.
For more information about the River City Slam, including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact Forrest Lodge at email@example.com or 804-340-2991.
Wheelchair tennis is one of 15 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.