RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, September 28, 2020) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, proudly raised over $40,000 through the 15th Anniversary Army of Orange Matching Challenge Campaign. Made possible by two generous donors who pledged a $15,000 matching challenge and individual fundraisers, the campaign has had a direct and immediate impact on Sportable’s mission to make sports accessible and inclusive for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments.
Sportable’s 15th Anniversary Army of Orange Campaign was a multi-tiered, peer-to-peer fundraiser that empowered and inspired supporters to become advocates for individuals with physical disabilities and to raise critical funds to support adaptive sports in Richmond. Funds raised by Army of Orange members were matched one-to-one by anonymous donors and surpassed the organization’s original goal of $30,000.
“It was an amazing outpouring of grassroots support across the region and beyond,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “With a remote tailgate as far away as Florida to many creative tailgate themes, we were thrilled with the number of people who hosted their own small events with friends and family to support Sportable’s mission. We are so grateful to everyone for their commitment to our athletes.”
The campaign culminated with the 9th Annual RVA Tailgate – Remote Edition, presented by Dominion Energy, September 18-20. More than 30 socially distanced, do-it-yourself tailgates took place across the Greater Richmond area over the weekend. As Sportable’s largest annual fundraising event, the 9th Annual RVA Tailgate – Remote Edition was generously supported by 10 corporate sponsors this year.
Sportable revenues are 97 percent philanthropic and funded almost entirely through donations and grants. Gifts of any amount will provide critical unrestricted support and will directly impact the lives of hundreds of local residents. Donations can be made directly at Sportable.org/Donate.
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. 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. To make an impact today, visit Sportable.com/donate.