The Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation will host its tenth annual golf tournament on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Ocean View Golf Course in Norfolk, VA.  Registration and putting contest will begin at 11:00 a.m. and tee-off will be 12:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served at approximately 5:00 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony and silent auction at 6:00 p.m.

The hole-in-one prize this year will be $10,000.  The tournament will also feature a silent auction, golf poker, a putting contest, ladies & men’s longest drive and closest to the pin contests.

The Title Sponsor of this year’s tournament is Towne Bank.  Other sponsors include MacArthur Mall, Apex Technologies, Dave Iwans & Associates, Black & White Cabs, Spirit of Norfolk, Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk Botanical Garden and Old Dominion University.

Omar’s Carriage House will provide lunch for all golfers before the game begins. The Culinary Institute of Virginia, School of Culinary Arts of ECPI University, will sponsor the banquet and awards ceremony following the tournament.  The menu will include dishes created by the winning teams of a catering competition for the culinary students being held on September 27, 2013.  The Norfolk Tourism Foundation began working with the Culinary Institute of Virginia, School of Culinary Arts of ECPI University three years ago because the foundation wanted to give back to the tourism community and felt contributing to a student’s college education in the hospitality field was the most appropriate way.

The Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable non-profit organization and functions as an adjunct agency to VisitNorfolk.  The mission of the Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation is to gather and disseminate research related to tourism in Norfolk and the region and educate the public on how tourism contributes to our quality of life.

For more information, or to become a sponsor of the tournament, please contact Alysha Fowler at 757-664-6634 or at . To sign up for the tournament please visit