Hampton Roads Sports Commission Launches New Event
Hampton Roads Sports Commission Launches New Event
Corporate Challenge Coming Spring 2016

NORFOLK, Va. --- The Hampton Roads Sports Commission, an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, is excited to announce the launch of a new event, the Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge, slated to be held from April 19-23, 2016. The event was created in an effort to bring businesses together in the area to enhance company morale, improve health and wellness and increase business and brand growth.

Bryan K Stephens, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce stated, “We are delighted the Hampton Roads Sports Commission is organizing the first annual Corporate Challenge in the region.  We know how hard companies work to meet the challenges of their business.  These “games” are designed to enhance employee morale and teamwork through fun and friendly sporting events.  We highly encourage all companies in the region to participate.  It’s guaranteed to be enjoyable and rewarding!”  

The event will span five days and feature eight sporting events throughout Hampton Roads. Businesses will have the opportunity to pick and choose which sports they compete in. They may compete in as little as one event or all eight. The Corporate Challenge’s culminating event will be on Saturday, April 23 and will feature live entertainment, food, drinks, awards presentation and of course fun. The full schedule is below:

DATE

TIME

SPORT

LOCATION

April 19

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Kickball

Princess Anne Athletic Complex (PAAC)

April 19

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Bowling

Pinboy’s Virginia Beach

April 20

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Basketball

Virginia Wesleyan College

April 20

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Bowling

Pinboy’s Virginia Beach

April 21

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Ropes Course

The Adventure Park

April 22

9:00am

Golf

TBD

April 23

9:00am

5K 

Chesapeake City Park

April 23

10:00am

Tug-of-war

Chesapeake City Park

April 23

10:00am

Corn Hole

Chesapeake City Park

** Schedule is subject to change

“Most major metropolitan areas have a corporate challenge, so we wanted to create an event with long term lasting power for the business community of Hampton Roads,” said Lauren Bland, Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Sports Commission.

For more information on sponsorship and registration, please visit: www.hamptonroadssports.org/page/2016-corporate-challenge. Challenge your company today to see who the best sports company in our region might be! 

About HRSC
Founded in February of 1999, HRSC has focused on endorsing Hampton Roads as an attractive and attainable location for national and international amateur sporting events. The Sports Commission has generated more than $227 million in economic impact for the region since 1998. The organization has successfully managed the AAU Junior Olympic Games (1998, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2015), the Red Cross Heroes Games (2003, 2004), and the National Senior Games (2003), among many others.   It is the mission of HRSC to strategically attract, create and host high caliber sports events, while fostering city cohesiveness and enhancing the economy, image and quality of life for the region. For more on the Hampton Roads Sports Commission, visit the HRSC’s home on the Internet at www.hamptonroadssports.org. Don’t forget to become a fan of the HRSC on Facebook and follow @HRSC757 on Twitter!

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lauren Bland, HRSC Executive Director
lbland@hrccva.com
757-664-2576

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