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    Final. Four.

    by Casey | Posted on March 28th, 2011

    VCU RamsVirginia Commonwealth University is making its first NCAA Final Four berth. Ever. And the city of Richmond is not alone in its celebration. The entire state of Virginia is on a Kansas upset hangover.

    VCU’s Siegel Center erupted last night as more than 5,000 fans hosted a midnight welcome home party, and sang “Happy Birthday” to the night’s 12-point earner, Brandon Rozzell.

    See the final seconds of the game, the trophy being awarded, and the game ball presentation in the locker room.

    The Final Four showdown with the Butler Bulldogs takes place Saturday, April 2 in Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Tip-off is at 6:09 p.m. EST. We’re behind you all the way, Rams, and Coach Shaka Smart, ”we’re not done yet!”



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    Virginia is for Lovers … of BASKETBALL!

    by Casey | Posted on March 23rd, 2011

    A hearty congratulations goes out to the University of Richmond Spiders and the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams as they take to the national stage of play for the NCAA “Sweet 16″!

    RVA: How Sweet (16) It Is!Richmonders will converge upon the Canal Walk Turning Basin to congratulate and wish well both teams today, Wednesday, at 5 p.m. Mayor Dwight Jones, UR President Edward Ayers and VCU President Michael Rao will be on-hand to join in the celebration with cheerleaders, music, banners, and decorated Canal Boats. The first 500 ralliers will receive a free t-shirt emblazoned with the RVA “Sweet 16″ logo.

    Follow the journey this Friday as the UR Spiders face Kansas at 7:27 p.m. and the VCU Rams take on Florida State at 9:57 p.m., both in the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

    See the Spiders return to fanfare after their win over Morehead State.
    See the Rams celebrating in the locker room just after their win over Purdue.



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    Tangier Island: A Sports Love Affair

    by Casey | Posted on September 16th, 2010

    Crabs are more common than cars or ball courts on Tangier Island, but the residents do stretch out a net to play tennis on the air strip.

    High-speed internet has come to Tangier Island, a barrier island in the Chesapeake Bay, and the residents’ insatiable appetite for sports is being met.

    Why is this big news? The residents’ sports love affair has garnered the Island a title - Biggest Sports Town in America, per capita.

    Yes, this sweet haven of crab fishermen is tiny. A population of 535, in fact. But their love of sports is huge. Keep your eye peeled for more about Tangier Island.



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    Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300

    by Casey | Posted on July 8th, 2010

    If the roar of Late Model engines gets your heart pumping, then you need to be at the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville Speedway, October 1-3, 2010!

    Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300

    Practice, time trials and heat races set the stage for what will be an intense main event. Make a weekend of it! Twenty-two drivers will secure their starting positions through time trials on October 2nd. The remainder of the field will be set through four 25-lap heat races on October 3rd … think of it as racing before the race!

    To the victor goes the sweet spoil of a $25,000 payday - by far the largest purse to be had in Late Model Stock racing.

    Image Courtesy Martinsville Speedway

    Who can you expect to see vie for the dough? Virginia’s best and then some! Regulars from South Boston, Motor Mile, Langley, Soutside, Lonesome Pine, Franklin County, and even nearby North Carolina drivers will race for the big bucks. Even teams from as far away as Georgia, Texas and New Jersey have made the trip for famous Martinsville rubbing!

    Ready for racin’? Tickets are $20 for adults and children 12 and under are free! Secure yours by calling 1-877-RACE-TIX or order online at www.MartinsvilleSpeedway.com.

    Learn more about Virginia Motorsports and see other upcoming racing events at Virginia.org.



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    Find the Perfect Summer Camp

    by Casey | Posted on April 28th, 2010

    If you have a sports enthusiast, aspiring marine biologist, or fiddle-totin’ musician, you’ll find a Virginia summer camp fit for their aspirations.

    Kids who love to dig in the dirt will find the archeology camp at Castlewood in Chesterfield County a fun way to spend the week. Then again, there is also a camp for kids who love to mix water with their dirt. James Madison’s Montpelier (surprise!) is your go-to for mud action! Kids at this camp will be able to enjoy portions of the 2,560 acre estate … like the creeks!

    Wave Riding Surf Camp

    Wave Riding Vehicles' Surf Camp in Sandbridge

    Hey soccer mom, here are impressive camps for your little kicker. Who knew that the Martinsville area would be THE place to have major influences like British and Brazilian teams conducting a camp? Register soon and your kid will be sporting a replica jersey from the respective camp they’re attending. (That’s in addition to the other awesome swag!)

    Speaking of swag, how well does Billabong ring in the mind of your ‘tween or teen? Down in Sandbridge (south of Virginia Beach), Surf & Adventure Co. offers the Billabong Surf Camp for the guys and the Billabong Chica Surf Camp for the gals. Learn the basics (and maybe a few advanced maneuvers) of surfing and take home a Billabong goodie bag, too! Can’t make it during one of the scheduled camps? No worries. The cool dudes at S&A will give you your own mini camp, so long as there are at least four of you.

    Ichthyology – ich·thy·ol·o·gy – noun - the study of icky things. Oh, wait. No, that’s the study of FISH, and if you have a child who wants to learn more about them, there’s a camp for that … on Wallops Island with the crew of the Marine Science Consortium. They offer a whole host of amazing camps for kids, grandparents/grandkids, parents/kids, etc. Check them out!

    The few camps mentioned here are just a tip of the iceberg. You’re encouraged to check out our Camps for Kids section and plan a day, three-day, week, or two-week educational getaway for your little (and not-so-little) sponge! The knowledge they’ll soak up will astound you.



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