RICHMOND, VA – (Friday, April 24, 2020) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, announced today that the sixth annual Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament has been moved to Monday, November 2, 2020. The tournament will take place at The Dominion Club in Glen Allen, Virginia as originally planned. Proceeds will directly benefit Sportable’s mission to make adaptive sports accessible throughout the greater Richmond area. Registration is available now at Sportable.org.
“In light of the impact that Covid-19 has had on our community and the request from the Governor to continuing socially distancing practices until June 10th, we felt this was in the best interest of our players, partners, and supporters,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “We remain committed to honoring Wayne’s life and impact on our community by having the 6th Annual Wayne Samford Memorial Tournament. We appreciate everyone’s understanding in making this decision, and we thank our friends at the Dominion Club for helping to accommodate this change.”
The tournament will have a shotgun start time of 11:30am at The Dominion Club in Glen Allen, Virginia. Registration is $500 per team, or $125 per individual. The tournament format is Captains Choice, with contests for longest drive, closest to the pin on four holes, straightest drive and other awards.
For more information the Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Wendy Bondeson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-340.2991.
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.
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.