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April Newsletter
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Sports News in Hampton Roads:
April Edition
Thank you so much to all the companies that participated in the 2nd Annual Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge, presented by Optima Health!

For the past two weeks, over 60 companies have been competing in nine different sports for bragging rights, bling, and bucks for their favorite charity. After ten days of blood, sweat and tears, we FINALLY have our 2017 Corporate Challenge Cup winner:
Optima Health!
Congratulations to our top three teams:
  • 1st Place - Optima Health!
  • 2nd Place - Pembroke Commercial Realty!
  • 3rd Place - 360IT Partners!
We were also able to collect over 2,500 items/dollars for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia!
Check out pictures from the teams in action on our Facebook page HERE.
2017 Corporate Challenge Results
Join the Hampton Roads Sports Commission as we honor our local sports industry during the 2017 Hampton Roads Sports Awards!

Date: May 17
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm.
Location: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
We are excited to announce that our judges have narrowed down the top 3 finalists for each category! The overall winners will be announced at the Sports Awards Dinner.

To purchase tickets or to check out current sponsorship opportunities, please
And the top 3 category finalists for the 2017 Hampton Roads Sports Awards are...
Best Collegiate/Professional Team:
- Christopher Newport University Basketball Team 
- Old Dominion University Football  Team
- Virginia Wesleyan College Softball Team 

Best High School Team:
- Kellam High School Wrestling Team
- Norfolk Blues Rugby Team
- Oscar Smith High School Football Team
Best Local Sportscaster:
- Adam Winkler, Newschannel 3
- Nathan Epstein, WAVY TV 10
- Ted Alexander, Old Dominion University
Best Locally Created Event:
- CHKD Run/Walk
- Kam Chancellor Bam Bam’s Spring Jam
- Shamrock Marathon

Organization MVP:
- Dani Timm, Virginia Beach Sports Marketing
- Kim Kranz, CHKD
- Mallory Shurtz, Old Dominion University
Best Sports Organization/League:
- Back River Youth Sports Assoc.
- Girls on the Run Hampton Roads

Best Tourism Partner:
- Adventure Park
- Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach
- Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center

Best Sports Facility:
- Ted Constant Convocation Center  (Old Dominion University)
- Virginia Beach Convention Center
- Virginia Beach Field House
Best Sports Affiliate:
- Atlantic Orthopedic Specialists
- Sparkdawn Media

Hometown Hero:
- Dr. Lawrence Hultgren, Virginia Wesleyan College
- Jackie Barrow, Kam Kares Foundation, Board Member
- Joel Compton, Greenbrier Athletic Association
Best Local Sportswriter:
- David Hall, Virginian Pilot
- Larry Rubama, Virginian Pilot
- Matt Michalec, Norfolk State University
Flat-Out Events has two awesome runs coming up next month in Newport News, VA! Check them out by following the links below:

5K by the Bay - May 6
Chick-fil-A 10K/5K - May 27
Flat-Out Events also needs volunteers for their May 27 run! For information, click HERE.
Find out all about the youth and adult leagues that Hampton Roads has to offer! Check out the TEAMS PAGE on our website!
To find out what sports events are happening in the region or to add an event to our calendar, check out the  EVENTS PAGE on our website!
Support our local sports teams in Hampton Roads!
Click on the links below to find sport schedules:
Thanks to Our Current Members:



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