RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, January 11, 2021) – Sportable, the only adaptive sports club in Central Virginia, is proud to host the seventh annual Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 10th at The Dominion Club in Glen Allen, Virginia. Proceeds will directly benefit Sportable’s mission to make adaptive sports accessible throughout the greater Richmond area.
“Jeff Samford, and his late father, Wayne, have been unwavering supporters of Sportable for many years and we are proud to honor Wayne’s legacy through the Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “We have had the pleasure of being involved in this tournament over the last six years and are thrilled to have the opportunity to host the event in May. We will continue the tournament’s tradition while supporting Sportable’s mission at the same time.”
“My father, Wayne Samford, had a passion for sports and those with disabilities, and was involved with many community partners that provided programs for individuals with disabilities,” added Jeff Samford, former tournament director. “Sportable’s commitment to creating opportunities for accessibility and inclusiveness in Richmond aligns with the mission of the tournament and we are proud to have such a great organization take the helm this year.”
Tournament details, including start time, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, will be available soon at Sportable.org. For immediate information, please contact Shelley Sowers at email@example.com or 804-340.2991.
This year, Sportable celebrates 15 years of creating opportunities and transforming 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. Sportable’s revenues are 97 percent philanthropic, funded almost entirely through donations and grants. Year-end gifts of any amount will provide critical support and will make an immediate impact on the lives of hundreds of local residents. To make a gift, visit Sportable.com/donate.
About Wayne Samford
Wayne Samford graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1964 and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. His passion for athletics included 30 years of Divisions I and III college basketball officiating as well as refereeing at the high school level. As an avid softball player for 50 years, he played at the highest level, and was inducted into the Central Virginia ASA Hall of Fame in 1994. He served as the Director of the Central Virginia Softball Special Olympics for nearly three decades. Wayne enjoyed playing golf and sharing his love of sports by coaching little league baseball for over 20 years and was a devoted member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Short Pump. Following his passing in 2014, Wayne’s legacy was honored with the establishment of the Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament.