RICHMOND, VA – (Friday, October 25, 2019) – Sportable, the only adaptive sports club in the Greater Richmond area, is proud to host the River City Classic, presented by UDig, this Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, 2019. This premier wheelchair basketball tournament will feature some of the best Division II teams from the Mid-Atlantic region and will be hosted at Glen Allen High School through a partnership with the Henrico County Recreation and Parks Department.
“We are excited to host such a competitive basketball tournament here in Henrico County,” commented Sportable Executive Director, Hunter Leemon. “Our adult basketball team, the Rim Riders, will compete against some of the top teams in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. It is a great opportunity for our Richmond Community, our competitive athletes, and our supporters. We cannot thank UDig enough for making this tournament possible for all of the participating athletes and fans.”
The River City Classic, presented by UDig, will feature adult Division II National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) teams from throughout the east coast. The host team, the Sportable Rim Riders, is currently ranked 15th nationally and will compete against the Charlottesville Cardinals, Magee Spokesmen, Nassau Kings, and Triangle Thunder. The top 16 teams in the country qualify for the national tournament in March.
“We are excited to support such a thriving nonprofit like Sportable. We share many of the same values as Sportable and believe in the importance of creating opportunities for athletes in the Richmond community. Our entire team is excited to offer our support to such an incredible cause.” said Andy Frank, Founder and CEO of UDig.
The Sportable Rim Riders will open the tournament at 9:00 am on Saturday against the Nassau Kings. Their tournament games will continue at 11:00 am and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday before concluding at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Additionally, a Skills Challenge will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday where four players from each team will showcase their skills, and a round robin competition will crown the tournament champions on Sunday. All games will take place at Glen Allen High School and are free for the public to attend.
For more information about the River City Classic and for volunteer opportunities, please visit Sportable.org or contact Forrest Lodge, Tournament Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. The only adaptive sports club in Central Virginia and one of the top Paralympic sport clubs in the country, Sportable provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes by offering a variety of competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs. Our athletes are all ages, come from different backgrounds, and have varying abilities. By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, we transform the lives of our athletes and free them to see beyond their disability, enhance their peer relationships and help them to reach their personal finish line. For more information about Sportable, please visit www.sportable.org.
To learn more about UDig, visit https://www.udig.com.