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2017 Hampton Roads Sports Awards


Join the Hampton Roads Sports Commission in honoring our local sports industry. Awards will be given out to sport organizations, facilities, writers/reporters, collegiate and high school teams, and affiliates at the Hampton Roads Sports Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Norfolk Sheraton Waterside from 7pm-9pm! A lot of award ceremonies honor the individual athlete, but at the Hampton Roads Sports Awards Dinner, we are recognizing the people who are behind the scenes, the ones that help create the perfect sporting event, experience and atmosphere for our local athletes and visiting guests.

Coach Bobby Wilder, Head Coach of the Old Dominion University Football Team, will be our keynote speaker and Jack Ankerson will be our emcee for the night. There will be a plated dinner, cash bar and silent auction.  Be sure to help us celebrate our local sports industry in Hampton Roads!

 Award Categories:

  • Best sports league/organization (adult or youth)
  • Best locally created event
  • Best sports facility
  • Best sports affiliate
  • Best tourism partner
  • Company MVP
  • Hometown Hero
  • Best high school sports team
  • Best collegiate/professional team
  • Best local sports writer
  • Best Sports Radio/TV Personality

We are accepting nominations! If you would like to nominate a person, team, facility or company for the categories above, download the nomination form, fill it out and send back to Sara DeGruttola at Deadline to nominate someone or yourself, is March 1st.
  Click here to download the nomination form.

Sponsorships are available! Please click here for sponsorship opportunities.

$50.00 - Individual Ticket

$350 - Table

$175 - Half a table 

$500 - Table Sponsor

Click here to register for the event.



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 Blue 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


J&A Racing Shamrock Marathon


Kam Chancellor Bam Bam’s Spring Jam


Best Sports Facility:


Ted Constant Convocation Center (Old Dominion University)


Virginia Beach Field House

Virginia Beach Convention Center


Best Sports Organization/League:


Back River Youth Sports Association




Girls on the Run Hampton Roads


Best Tourism Partner:


The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium


Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach


Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center


Organization MVP:


Dani Timm - Virginia Beach Sports Marketing


Kim Kranz- CHKD

Mallory Shurtz – Old Dominion University


Best Sports Affiliate:


Atlantic Orthopedic Specialists


Children Hospital of the King's Daughters


Sparkdawn Media


Hometown Hero:


Jackie Barrow – Kam Kares Foundation, Board Member


Joel Compton – Greenbrier Athletic Association


Dr. Lawrence Hultgren – Virginia Wesleyan College


Best Local Sportswriter:


David Hall - Virginian Pilot


Larry Rubama – Virginian Pilot


Matt Michalec – Norfolk State University




Thank you to our sponsors:


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