NORFOLK, VA – Next week the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Hampton Roads Sports Commission will host an inaugural Sand Kickball Tournament. The event will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Ocean View Fishing Pier (400 West Ocean View Ave., Norfolk). Registration begins at 2pm, with play starting at 2:45pm. This unique recreational kickball tournament will be played on the beach and will be the first ever of its kind in the region.
More than 150 players on 13 teams from non-profit organizations, small, mid-size and large corporations will compete in a high energy, double elimination sand kickball tournament. The event will conclude with an awards presentation and networking on the upper deck of the Ocean View Fishing Pier.
There will also be a snack and cash bar, as well as live entertainment. Local rock band, Seven Ten Oil, will play during the tournament. The band, which formed in 1997, has opened for KISS and Motley Crüe at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater in July 2012. In 2008 and 2009, the band was nominated in Portfolio Weekly’s Hampton Roads Music Awards for Best Local Metal/Hard Rock Band and Best Live Performance. Seven Ten Oil will play a mix of cover songs and original music during the competition. To learn more, visit www.seventenoil.com.
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (www.HamptonRoadsChamber.com)
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 2,000 member businesses, which employ 280,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia. The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members. The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.
About the Hampton Roads Sports Commission (www.HamptonRoadsSports.org)
In February 1999, the Hampton Roads Sports Commission (HRSC) was formed as a private/public partnership among the municipalities of Hampton Roads and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. The Sports Commission's primary function is to attract major amateur athletic events to the area to emphasize regional collaboration. The HRSC promotes Hampton Roads while enhancing the economy and quality of life of its residents by creating and recruiting local and national amateur, military and youth sporting events, while providing unparalleled customer service. Past HRSC events include: the AAU Junior Olympic Games (1998, 2001, 2006, 2010), the National Senior Games (2003), and the Red Cross Heroes Games (2004, 2005). During the past 13 years, the HRSC has generated more than $168 million in economic impact for the region. The Hampton Roads Sports Commission is an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
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