Corporate Challenge 2019

Emma Davis, Business Development 

Corporate Team Building tends to get a bad rap for being a way to force a team to work together or develop leadership skills. Most usually dread it, but the Hampton Roads Sports Commission added a unique twist on this concept and created the Hampton Roads Corporate Challenge. This event encompasses 15 sports throughout the course of 11 days at 7 different venues across the region. The Virginia Beach Field House was lucky enough to play part in this and host wiffleball, kickball, 3v3 basketball, and sand volleyball.

During each event, businesses enjoyed the opportunity to let loose, have some fun, and work together to see who would land on top! Companies like Capital One, who happen to be Field House regulars, won at Kickball, but ultimately Optima Health landed on top for Division 1 teams. Russell’s Heating and Cooling topped the charts in Division 11 and especially crushed the competition during wiffleball!

It was great to have our afternoons filled with smiling faces, playing classic games most haven’t played in years. A little competition and fun can go a long way in creating a great dynamic between teams. We can’t thank the Hampton Roads Sports Commission for partnering with us for this awesome event and we are looking forward to next year!

Looking to have some corporate team building fun of your own? Give us a call to plan yours day! 

Passion Beyond the Game

Angel Horowitz, Sports Director

I know I’m not the only one that’s heard the phrase, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” I’m one of the lucky ones who consider my workplace a second home and my coworkers extended family. Cheers, referee whistles, high fives, concentrated faces, victory smiles, looks of defeat…who wouldn’t want to work in a place with such a fun, high-energy atmosphere?

I think it’s sometimes forgotten that people who work in recreation are not making millions of dollars. If we’ve decided to dedicate our lives to this industry, it’s because we truly love what we do. When I was a freshman in college, I took a recreation management class. I will never forget the one specific day that gave me my purpose in life. Our professor went around the room and asked everyone to say their favorite memories. Everyone in the class shared stories ranging from going to professional sporting events, to family vacations, to playing in recreational leagues, etc. Once everyone had spoken, our professor looked at all of us and said, “This is why we exist.” Everyone kind of looked at him puzzled, so he further explained, “Everything that was just mentioned is inclusive of recreation and/or sports management in some form or fashion. We exist to give people their best memories.”

There is no greater feeling than being told by one of the players from the Over 30 League that their soccer game is the one thing they truly look forward to every week. I love seeing teams that just played against each other come together in the lounge for a cold brew after running around for 40 minutes. Sport is a universal language, and there is no greater feeling than being able to bring all different types of people together weekly in a fun, competitive, healthy setting. Our leagues give people the opportunity to escape reality for at least an hour of their week. They’re surrounded by teammates that support them, opponents that challenge them, and a game that you can’t help but fall in love with.

We are proud to offer the opportunity for anyone and everyone, regardless of skillset, to be able to participate in our leagues. Hope to see you on the field!