Sportable's 5-Day Challenge Raises $59,472

RICHMOND, VA – (Tuesday, May 19, 2020) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, proudly raised $59,472 in five days through last week’s “15 Years, $10K, 5 Days” matching challenge to kick off the organization’s 15th Anniversary Annual Fund Campaign.

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity of every individual who stepped up and helped us exceed our 15th Anniversary Annual Fund challenge,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “With over 100 donors, it goes to show that even in tough times, people want to support organizations that they care about. This is a tremendous way to kick off our 15th Anniversary and we are incredibly thankful for the abundance of community support.”

The challenge was initiated by Sportable athlete, Bill Sweeney, who committed a two-to-one match for up to $20,000. Through an unprecedented outpouring of support, Sportable was able to almost double the total anticipated goal that included Sweeney’s generous gift. These funds will provide critical unrestricted support and will directly impact the lives of hundreds of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments, including:

  • Provide virtual training to athletes during coronavirus pandemic.
  • Deliver essential supplies and personal protection equipment to our most vulnerable population.
  • Ensure that all Sportable athletes will get back on the playing field, in the pool and on the sports courts again when it is safe to do so.
  • Cover the fees of an athlete whose financial situation has been impacted by the pandemic.

This year, Sportable celebrates 15 years of creating opportunities and transforming lives through sport for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Revenues are 97 percent philanthropic, funded almost entirely through donations and grants. Gifts of any amount will make an immediate impact on Sportable’s mission to make sports accessible and inclusive in the Greater Richmond area. To donate today, visit Sportable.com/donate.

About Sportable
Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. Sportable provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes of all ages by offering competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs year-round. 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. Learn more at Sportable.org.