Sportable Richmond Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Inc.

Creating Opportunities. Transforming Lives.

aka Sportable   |   Richmond, VA   |  www.sportable.org

Mission

Our mission is to create opportunities and transform the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Hunter Leemon

Main address

1365 Overbrook Road Room 2

Richmond, VA 23220 USA

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EIN

20-8924701

NTEE code info

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

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Archery

Archery is open to individual ages 10 and up with physical disabilities and an interest learning all levels of bow and arrow skills. This program offers rewarding challenges while improving hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, strength, and concentration. Adaptive equipment and highly skilled instructors make archery possible for people with a wide range of abilities.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

Wheelchair Basketball is a fast-paced team sport popular all over the world. It is based on the fundamentals of able-bodied basketball with some minor adaptations to reflect the presence of the wheelchair. Sportable's basketball team is a Juniors program, therefore, is offered to girls and boys ages 5-21 with a physical disability and an interest in the sport!

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

Cycling is a fully integrated sport, meaning athletes with disabilities can enjoy it alongside family and friends. Sportable's Cycling program includes indoor cycling session with a strength training component during the cooler months and outdoor rides in the warmer weather. The sport is a great fitness and cross training opportunity and also has competitive outlets for those interested in racing and/or triathlon. A variety of handcycles, recumbent trikes, and tandem bikes are available for athlete use. This program is available to youth and adults, ages 5 and up, with a physical disability or visual impairment, a desire to improve their overall fitness, and an interest in the sport.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

Adaptive Kayaking provides health, healing, and new challenges for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Skills are taught through a step-by-step approach beginning in the pool and progressing to flat water on the James and eventually to whitewater for the more adventurous. Sportable's kayaking program allows participants to learn and practice basic paddling, kayak rolls, rescue skills, braces, wet exits, and more in the pool with ACA Certified Instructors. The program is available to children, adults, and veterans/injured service members ages 5 and up with physical disabilities.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

The sport of lacrosse continue to grow on the East Coast. Sportable offers this program for those who love the excitement of the sport and are ready for a little more of a challenge. In a game of 7 v. 7 (2 defensemen, 2 middies, 2 attacks, 1 goalie), athletes gear up to play as a team with skill, accuracy, and aggression. Individuals ages 13 and up with a physical disability and an interest in the sport can participate in this program.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

Adaptive Rowing is a category in a rowing race for those with physical disabilities or visual impairments. Indoor erging through the winter offers the opportunity to build strength and endurance and learn basic technique before rowing on the water in the spring/summer. Adaptive seating and boat modifications are available for athletes as needed. Available to individuals with physical or visuals disabilities ages 16 and up, this program has an exercise component all year long.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

Power Soccer is a sport specifically designed for power wheelchair users and is played on a basketball court. Guards mounted on players' wheelchairs protect their feet and allow them to dribble and score by pushing an 18 inch ball across their opponents goal line. Equipment is provided for anyone 5 and up with the ability to operate their own power chair independently and, of course, an interest in soccer.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Sportable's aquatic programming will provide a sage environment for participants to successfully learn a variety of skills and achieve their personal goals. After initial assessment, athletes are placed into one of two levels of programming. Adapted Aquatics helps participants achieve therapeutic goals and become comfortable in the water. Introduction to Swim provides participants with instruction and skill development in the basic swim strokes for recreational and competitive swimming. This program is available to individuals ages 5 and up with a physical disability or visual impairment and an interest in the activity.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

Tennis is one of the most challenging and rewarding of all wheelchair sports. Participants will learn court mobility, stroke technique, the rules and scoring of the game, and build strength, cardiovascular ability and self-esteem in a fun group instruction environment. The program serves individuals ages 5 and up with physical disabilities and an interest in the sport of tennis.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

The rules of Paralympic racing are almost identical to those of its non-disabled counterpart with minimal accommodations for various types of disabilities such as guide runners, specialized running prostheses, and racing wheelchairs. Sportable's program is for participants interested in increasing their general health and fitness as well as for those athletes who wish to train for and compete in local races. We currently have both Ukrops Monument 10k and Anthem Richmond Marathon Training Teams in partnership with Metro Richmond Sports Backers. The program is open to individuals ages 8 and up with physical or visual disabilities, including new amputee runners, athletes with visual impairments, and potential wheelchair racers.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

Where we work

Awards

Paralympic Sport Club 2016

US Paralympics

Financials

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Sportable Richmond Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Scott Golden

Performance Food Group

Term: 2020 - 2022

Gray McDermid

TDBBS/Best Bully Sticks

Jeremy Ball

Williams Mullen

J.C. Poma

Richmond Region Tourism

Missy Bass

C&F Mortgage

Robert Cowgill

South State Bank

Wayne Duman

Dominion Energy

Steve Fargis

Professional Risk Associates

Dohn Guyer

CarMax

Megan Schultz

Sports Backers

Dan Schmitt

RMC Events

Zack Smith

Partner MD

Christie Wilson

St. Christopher's School

Scott Whitehead

Markel

Scott Zaremba

Chesterfield County

Natisha Knight

The Community Foundation

Robin Gordon

Gordon & Company

Alan Lombardo

Sheltering Arms Institute

Ryan Byrd

Hourigan Construction

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/18/2021

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