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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

249 Central Park Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 800-1555

Hours:

Friday 10AM–2PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday 1–5PM

Region: Lynnhaven Corridor, Virginia Beach

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The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1966 to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cause of sports in Virginia. In addition to celebrating a century of athletic excellence in the Commonwealth, the mission of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is to serve as an educational resource for youth; and instill a value system for life centered on leadership, integrity, teamwork, discipline, and character. Designated by the State Legislature in 1996 as the Official Sports Hall of Fame of the Commonwealth, the Hall of Fame has continued to accentuate its mission by hosting special events and programming to help promote athletics in Virginia, provide sports based educational resources to Virginia’s students and teachers, and preserve this state’s sports history.

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Wednesday November 20th, 2019

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Happy Birthday to 1999 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Dwight Stephenson. The Hampton High School alum is recognized as one of the greatest centers in football history.

Stephenson starred for Alabama Football under legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in the late 70's, and helped lead the Crimson Tide to 2 National Championships.

Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1980 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, Stephenson would forge a legacy that saw him recognized on the NFL's 1980's All-Decade Team. A 5-time All-Pro and 5-time Pro-Bowl selection, Stephenson was named NFL Man of the Year in 1985. In 1998, Stephenson gained induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Happy Birthday to 1999 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Dwight Stephenson. The Hampton High School alum is recognized as one of the greatest centers in football history.  Stephenson starred for Alabama Football under legendary coach Paul Bear Bryant in the late 70s, and helped lead the Crimson Tide to 2 National Championships.  Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1980 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, Stephenson would forge a legacy that saw him recognized on the NFLs 1980s All-Decade Team. A 5-time All-Pro and 5-time Pro-Bowl selection, Stephenson was named NFL Man of the Year in 1985. In 1998, Stephenson gained induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Loved his toughness and style! what a man! proud he's a fellow Tidewater baller. Let's get Brooks Williams in!

Wednesday November 20th, 2019

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Thanks to Freedom Shooting Center for bringing the heat at the Golf Classic in October. They rigged a firearm to shoot golf balls down a fairway, and most importantly used it as a fundraising tool. ESPN Radio 94.1Thank you Freedom Shooting Center! They raised $500 for the The First Tee of Hampton Roads during the ESPN 94.1 Golf Tournament! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Freedom Shooting Center for bringing the heat at the Golf Classic in October. They rigged a firearm to shoot golf balls down a fairway, and most importantly used it as a fundraising tool. ESPN Radio 94.1

Tuesday November 19th, 2019

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Saturday at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Regional Training Center, the Virginia Beach Neptune Bowl is the backdrop as the The Apprentice School takes on Randolph-Macon Football!

Get your pigskin fill with the beginning of a new Virginia 🏈 tradition. #neptunebowl Apprentice Athletic Club Randolph-Macon College Athletics Randolph-Macon CollegeThe matchup is set! The Apprentice School will take on Randolph-Macon college this weekend. Who will be there to experience the inaugural #VirginiaBeachNeptuneBowl?!
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Saturday at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Regional Training Center, the Virginia Beach Neptune Bowl is the backdrop as the The Apprentice School takes on Randolph-Macon Football!  Get your pigskin fill with the beginning of a new Virginia 🏈 tradition. #NeptuneBowl Apprentice Athletic Club Randolph-Macon College Athletics Randolph-Macon College

Monday November 18th, 2019

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

More sad news from over the weekend. 1994 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Coates passed away Friday at the age of 87. Coates, a native of Farnham, VA played 9-seasons with the New York Yankees, Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds, and California Angels. He was a part of 2 World Series Champion teams with the Yankees, in 1961 and 1962. ... See MoreSee Less

More sad news from over the weekend. 1994 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Coates passed away Friday at the age of 87. Coates, a native of Farnham, VA played 9-seasons with the New York Yankees, Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds, and California Angels. He was a part of 2 World Series Champion teams with the Yankees, in 1961 and 1962.

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Pete and I met him at last year's book show at Gazette Journal. Thanks Doug Williams for introducing us.

The Pride of The Northern Neck.

met him a couple a times at autograph shows including the virginia sports hall of fame. a classy guy

Saw him a lot at CSA shows here in NoVa.

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