Sportable Partners with The Abstract Athlete

RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, May 5, 2021) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to announce that The Abstract Athlete has been named Presenting Sponsor of the River City Slam. The wheelchair tennis tournament will be held in Richmond, VA June 11-13, 2021. Registration is available now at Sportable.org.

“We are thrilled that The Abstract Athlete have stepped up to be the presenting sponsor of the River City Slam,” commented Sportable Executive Director Hunter Leemon. “Ron and his team have worked with elite athletes all over the country and have an appreciation for sport played at the highest level. That is exactly what we’ll have with the River City Slam as we’ll have some of the best wheelchair tennis players in the country here for the event. We are excited for this partnership.”

“It is truly an honor to be working with Hunter and the Sportable team on this incredible event,” added The Abstract Athlete CEO & Co-Founder Ron Johnson. “At The Abstract Athlete, we invite everyone to exercise the body and exercise the mind through physical and creative practices, promoting health and wellness. Another important thing we promote is how the athletes and veterans we work with are sources of inspiration. I cannot think of a better group of athletes to inspire us all then the tennis players at this event.”

Sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the River City Slam is open to all levels, including first-time players in divisions A, B, C, D, and Juniors. Collegiate School will host all matches at the Williams Bolletieri Tennis Center at its Robins Campus. 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 forrest@sportable.org or 804-340-2991.

About Sportable
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.

About The Abstract Athlete
The Abstract Athlete is the combination of art, sports and science. We create inspiring ways to exercise the body and exercise the mind as well as diet that promote health and wellness. Come train with us! Learn more at theabstractathlete.com.