The mission of the Hampton Roads Sports Commission is to promote Hampton Roads, to enhance the economy, and quality of life,
by creating and recruiting local and national; amateur, military and youth sporting events while providing unparalleled customer service.
In February of 1999, the Hampton Roads Sports Commission (HRSC) was formed as a public/private partnership among seven cities of the Hampton Roads Region: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
The Commission’s primary function was to attract major amateur athletic events to the area while emphasizing regional collaboration. The primary focus over the past 12 years was to host the AAU Junior Olympic Games once every five years.
The HRSC operates as an independent 501 (c)(6) organization, as an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Hampton Roads Chamber Foundation.