Sportable Richmond Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Inc.
1365 Overbrook Road
Suite 2
Richmond VA 23220-1418
Mission Statement Our mission is to create opportunities and transform the lives of individuals with physical and visual disabilities through sport.
Web and Social Media
Video
Multi-Media Comments Sportable is committed to sharing the unique stories and experiences of the athletes it serves.  Sportable has recently devised a multi-media strategic plan to capture and share these stories and experiences through a variety of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and via our WordPress Blog. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Hunter Leemon
Board Chair Dale H. Ennis
Board Chair Company Affiliation VMWare
Contact Information
Address 1365 Overbrook Road
Suite 2
Richmond, VA 232201418
Telephone 804 340-2991
E-mail info@sportable.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2007
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $839,500.00
Projected Expenses $784,604.66
Additional Documents
Sportable Playbook2013View
Please go online to see our 2017 Annual Report at https://www.sportable.org/annual-report-2017/
Statements
Mission Our mission is to create opportunities and transform the lives of individuals with physical and visual disabilities through sport.
Impact
Our Impact:
We don’t just provide adaptive sports and recreation opportunities in RVA --The reason Sportable exists is to transform the lives of people with physical and visual disabilities through sport! We know that is a bold claim and for some they might question whether we can really achieve that mission. Our responses—come meet our athletes, hear their story, watch them when they are in their “zone”, ask their parents, spouses, and children how active participation in sport has changed their lives. We can guarantee they would agree that in some way a transformation has occurred. This visionary approach to our mission allows us to keep pushing forward and aiming high—just as we ask of each of our athletes!
 
Here are some key stats from our 2017 highlight reel:
• We served 419 athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments.
• Youth athlete participation grew by 40%.
• 441 volunteers engaged with our athletes.
• Our Changing Perceptions in schools program taught disability etiquette to 6,610 students across our local community.
• 225 of the best wheelchair basketball players in the country competed in the Inaugural NWBA Preseason National Invitational Tournament hosted by Sportable and presented by CarMax.
 
Our 2018 Goals:
• Grow to serve 450 athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments.
• Continue to engage more youth in our 12 Adaptive Sports Programs.
• Start Richmond’s first ever Wheelchair Ruby program.
• Host the NWBA Preseason National Invitational Tournament for the 2nd year in a row.
• Purchase a towing vehicle to tow equipment trailers.
 
Needs
Our most pressing needs in 2018 are: 
1. Adaptive Sports Equipment: With the average estimated cost of 1 sports chair around $3,000, Sportable is always in need of funds to purchase varying types of adaptive sports equipment.
2. Richmond’s First Wheelchair Rugby Program: Most other wheelchair sports require the use of your hands. Quadriplegics are paralyzed from the chest down and have little or no use of their hands. Quad rugby does not require the use of arms and has a unique classification system. While our current sports give our athletes the chance to be active, these sports do not offer what quad rugby can: the opportunity to play a competitive, passionate, full contact sport that requires strong bonds with teammates and a rigorous practice schedule. The proposed budget to start our community’s first ever adaptive Rugby Program is $120,600.
3. More Youth Athletes: As many of our athletes age out of our competitive programs, we are in need of recruiting more youth athletes to fill these gaps.
4. Towing Vehicle to tow equipment trailers: Our competitive teams travel all over the country to compete in various tournaments and events. The total cost of the vehicle is $40,000. 
5. Program Volunteers: We are always in need of volunteers to assist in our 12 adaptive sports programs.
 
 
  
 
Background Founded in 2005 by two Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists out of a class project at VCU, Sportable is a 501 C3 non-profit organization focused on providing sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments in the greater Richmond area. Sportable offers year round opportunities for active participation at both the recreational and competitive levels, a previously unmet need in our community. Our year round adaptive sports programs include: Archery, Air Rifle, Cycling, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis, Kayaking, Rowing, Power Wheelchair Soccer, Road Racing & Running, Lacrosse, Swimming, and Rock Climbing. Our full spectrum of services addresses the needs of athletes ranging in age from 5 years through adult and includes individuals with a variety of physical and visual impairments, such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputees, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, etc. As physical disabilities can affect anyone – regardless of race, religion, age or sex – Sportable is proud to serve a broad spectrum of individuals. We also can boast a strong relationship and referral system with the leading Polytrauma and SCI& D Centers in the Veterans Administration System, allowing us to serve our nation’s heroes. While athletes pay a nominal fee for membership to join Sportable, all interested athletes are invited to participate regardless of ability to pay. Sportable is a family-oriented, community-based program focused on each member’s inherent abilities despite physical limitations. Sportable strives to offer every individual an opportunity to satisfy their personal drive to compete and in-turn experience the meaningful positive physical, psychological, social and emotional benefits of participation in sports and recreation.
CEO Statement
Greetings from Sportable headquarters!
 
I am so excited to share with you some of the highlights from 2017. Your support and enthusiasm for our mission have made so much possible. With your help, our athletes made historic achievements, we shared the Sportable Story with thousands throughout Central Virginia, and our organization reached new heights in 2017.
 
Our highlights include:
• Serving more athletes than ever before – 419
• Joining forces with the Rim Riders, an adult wheelchair basketball team that has been competing in Richmond since 1973, creating a basketball program that ranks
among the strongest in the country
• Hosting the inaugural NWBA Preseason National Invitation Tournament presented by CarMax at the Siegel Center, bringing to Richmond over 225 of the nation’s best wheelchair basketball players
• The Sportable Crush finishing 4th in the National Wheelchair Lacrosse Championship Tournament
• Reaching over 6,600 youth through our Changing Perceptions in Schools program throughout Central Virginia – our largest number ever
In addition to these achievements, we also accomplished a major initiative of our Strategic Plan by expanding our team. Alecia McConnell, who joined our team during the summer as our first ever Athletic Director, has had a major impact on our organization. Under her direction, we have expanded programming and have set out on a clear path to achieving our Vision – becoming a Top Ten Paralympic Sport Club. The future is bright for our athletes. We will continue to work hard to provide them with all the resources they need to play, compete, and fulfill their dreams. As well, we continue to discover more people in our community with physical disabilities and visual impairments that need and want our services. With your help, we will continue to create opportunities and transform lives. It is an honor and privilege to lead this incredible organization. Thank you for all that you do for our athletes – your partnership is amazing!
 
Cheers,
 
Hunter Leemon
Executive Director.
Board Chair Statement

 

2017 was a year of growth and maturity as Sportable continues to deliver on our 2020 Strategic Plan to become one of the Top 10 Adaptive Sports clubs in the United States. We have hired a new Athletic Director, focusing on all aspects of our athletic programming to meet the growing demands of our athletes. We also onboarded a new Development Director to strengthen our efforts around individual giving and corporate grants. Sportable surpassed 400 unique athletes and volunteers, along with providing disability etiquette training to over 6,600 students in Greater Richmond. As we move into 2018, Sportable will continue to transform the lives of all our athletes, from our Olympic hopefuls to our newest participants. As a volunteer coach with our tennis program, I experience firsthand the benefits of our commitment to local athletes of all abilities. From the first time quadriplegic player hitting his first ball over the net from the baseline, to our touring USTA players who can beat most local able-bodied club pros who choose to challenge them playing in a chair, we strive to provide programs for all skill levels. Sportable is truly an organization focused on transforming the lives of physically and visually impaired athletes through a variety of sports programs in our community.
Sincerely, 
 
Dale Ennis 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Goochland County
Henrico County
Sportable provides programming all across Greater Richmond to aid in meeting the needs of this under served population-where too often transportation is a barrier to participation for individuals with physical disabilities. We currently boast partnerships with over 30 community partners to be able to create the opportunities and transform lives with those who share our vision of improved physical fitness and enhanced quality of life for all.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dale H. Ennis
Company Affiliation VMWare
Term Jan 2018 to Jan 2019
Email ennisd@vmware.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Jeremy Ball Williams Mullen
Dale Ennis VMWare
Charlotte Gage Markel Corporation
Honorable John Hager Former Lieutenant Governor the State of Virginia
Alicia Howard Union Bank
Jackie Jackson Jack Consulting, LLC
Lauren Kiger VCU Massey Cancer Center
Gray McDermid TDBBS/Best Bully Sticks
J.C. Poma Richmond Region Tourism
R. Macon Sizemore VCU Health System
Patrick Sturdivant Anthem, Inc
Kelly Sydnor Community Volunteer
Graham H. Watson CarMax
Thomas Winston Union Bank & Trust
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Liability
General Property Coverage
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
As we move into 2018, we continue to focus on our development efforts to ensure continued self sustainability.  To do this we realize our board itself must make an important transition.  We updated our Strategic Plan in 2016 and will look to continue to implement that plan in 2018.  We hope this will assist us in continuing our momentum, which will in turn help us to continue recruiting, retaining, and training new athletes and volunteers - a key component for our continued success.
Executive Director
Executive Director Hunter Leemon
Experience Former adjunct faculty member at the VCU Center for Sport Leadership. Formerly Director of Sales at the Richmond Kickers Soccer Club.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Kristen Lessig July 2007 - Sept
Staff
Full Time Staff 6
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 414
Contractors 20
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Aug 2016
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
Sportable collaborates with the following sport specific community organizations:
YMCA of Greater Richmond
Richmond Kickers Soccer Club
Virginia Boat Club
Team River Runner
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation- Outdoor Program
Richmond Tennis Association
Henrico County Public Schools
VA Hospital
Sheltering Arms  
Wilson Rehabilation Center
Wintergreen Adaptive Sports
Disabled Sports USA
United States Olympic Committee 
Sports Center of Richmond
Sports Backers
University of Richmond Athletics
City of Richmond Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities
Virginia Commonwealth University
Carytown Bicycle Company
Virginia Commonwealth University - PM&R Dept.
Virginia Commonwealth University - CSL Program
Virginia Commonwealth University - PT Program
VCU Athletics
Shooters Indoor Sportsplex 
SwimRVA 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
ConnectRichmond2008
HandsOn Greater Richmond2010
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Paralympic Sport ClubUS Paralympics2010
Paralympic Sport Club Excellence Program - Sliver LevelUS Paralympics2016
Programs
Description
   The purpose of the Air Rifle program is to familiarize the participants (shooters) with basic knowledge of air rifles and to introduce them to competitive shooting. This is a great sport to test an athlete's accuracy in a safe/secure environment with the potential to compete at upcoming local, regional, and national competitions. Inpatient and outpatient injured servicemen/women at the Richmond VAMC can participate in the Sportable program.
Population Served People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Budget $250.00
Short Term Success The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description
   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 Served People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Budget $1,280.00
Short Term Success The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description    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 Served People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Budget $14,540.00
Short Term Success    The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description    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.
Budget $2,850.00
Short Term Success    The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description    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.
Budget $5,400.00
Short Term Success The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description    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.
Budget $4,023.00
Short Term Success    The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description

  Rock Climbing is a demanding sport that requires both physical and mental strength and toughness.  This program is done in conjunction with the VCU Outdoor Adventure Program and takes place on the VCU campus.  

Budget $1,290.00
Short Term Success    The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description    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 Served People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Budget $1,150.00
Short Term Success    The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements masd ein physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description    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 Served People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Budget $2,950.00
Short Term Success    The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description    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 Served People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Budget $3,490.00
Short Term Success    The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description    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 Served People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Budget $1,360.00
Short Term Success    The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
Description    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 Served People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Budget $3,100.00
Short Term Success    The organization has begun to utilize preseason and postseason assessments as well as Quality of Life indicator surveys that measure improvements made in physical and psychological health for each athlete.
Long Term Success    Sportable tracks the number of unduplicated athletes and the number of encounters experienced. In past years, numbers of athletes participating and reached in the community have increased.
CEO/ED/Board Comments
The challenges that face the organization are the ability to meet the increasing needs of the population that we serve.  As our athlete numbers grow, we are constantly in need of additional program specific equipment, a key component to what we do.  This equipment ensures a safe environment for our athletes to compete on an equal playing field.  Unfortunately, without having the insurance companies to assist, athletes/families are unable to purchase their own equipment, requiring us to have equipment to meet the needs of many different disabilities ( i.e. youth and adults sports chairs, hand cycles, etc.).  The costs associated with the purchase of just one chair is around $3,000.  In addition the storage and upkeep of the increasing amount of equipment is often an uphill battle.
 
In addition to our equipment challenges, Sportable staff works tirelessly to engage the local community in its efforts to meet the needs of a previously unmet segment of the Greater Richmond population.  We are seeking local foundations that fit our scope of services, as well as corporate and private donors to invest in our programs to ensure our sustainability for years to come.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $839,500.00
Projected Expenses $784,604.66
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$170,132$230,984$206,714
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$209,008$139,176$98,302
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$19,458$19,485$10,707
Investment Income, Net of Losses($141)$35--
Membership Dues------
Special Events$23,215$48,317$32,454
Revenue In-Kind$81,972$37,835--
Other$367$130$432
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$375,866$300,257$217,129
Administration Expense$39,683$55,831$38,572
Fundraising Expense$68,501$78,524$90,665
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.101.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%69%63%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue17%19%27%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$176,580$155,862$110,506
Current Assets$135,309$117,287$52,134
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$10,528$9,771$5,765
Total Net Assets$166,052$146,091$104,741
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities12.8512.009.04
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Organization Comments
Sportable has experienced a great deal of growth in the past several years in all aspects of the organization- athletes, programs, staffing, and budget size. Our greatest challenge is continuing to meet the needs of our athletes, with our numbers of athletes growing quickly comes the growing need to increase our capacity and sustain the support that is needed in the way of equipment, etc. Our opportunity lies in continuing to cultivate the many local community supporters that share a passion for our mission. Additionally, our proven ability to collaborate with over 25 partner organizations provides additional opportunities to leverage those relationships for securing additional resources to support our programs.
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and Review prepared by Davidson, Doyle & Hilton, LLP.
  • Financial information provided by Form 990, with supplemental information provided by the Review.