AAU Junior Olympic Games 2020 in Hampton Roads, Virginia - July 29th through August 8th, 2020

Hear ODU's Bobby Wilder at the 2017 Hampton Roads Sports Awards
Hear ODU's Bobby Wilder at the 2017 Hampton Roads Sports Awards

Old Dominion University’s football team (8-3, 6-2 in CUSA) is traveling down to Nassau, Bahamas next weekend to compete against Eastern Michigan (7-5, 4-4 in MAC) in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl!  Head Coach Bobby Wilder, who is in his eighth season at the school (66-30 record overall), will be leading the team to their first-ever bowl appearance!

The Hampton Roads Sports Commission has the pleasure of announcing Coach Wilder as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Hampton Roads Sports Awards on May 17!  Be there to enjoy a dinner, silent auction and cash bar as Coach Wilder shares his experience about the sports world.  Tickets start at only $50 a person!  Register for the event Here.

We are accepting nominations! If you would like to nominate a person, team, facility or company for the categories below, please fill out this nomination form.  Sponsorships are also available!  Please Click Here for sponsorship opportunities and be sure to tune-in on December 23 at 1pm ET on ESPN to watch Coach Bobby Wilder in action at ODU’s first-ever bowl game! Go Monarchs!

  • Best adult league/organization
  • Best youth league/organization/travel team
  • Best sports facility
  • Best sports affiliate
  • Best tourism partner
  • Company MVP
  • Hometown Hero
  • Best high school/youth/travel team
  • Best collegiate/professional team
  • Best local sports writer
  • Best Sports Radio/TV Personality

Contact Information:

Lauren Bland, HRSC Executive Director

(757) 664-2576, LBland@hrccva.com

Sara DeGruttola, HRSC Events & Development Manager

(757) 664-2573, SDeGruttola@hrccva.com

Kelani Bailey, HRSC Events & Membership Coordinator

(757) 664-2571, KBailey@hrccva.com

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