NORFOLK, Va. (August 24, 2010) – The Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation will host its seventh annual golf tournament on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Ocean View Golf Course in Norfolk, VA.  Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. and tee-off will start at 12:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony 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, and longest drive and closest to the pin contest.

Some of the sponsors of this year’s tournament include the Hampton Roads Sports Commission, Dave Iwans & Associates, Black & White Cabs, Spirit of Norfolk, Virginia Ship Repair, gold sponsor Judy Boone Realty, and platinum sponsors Pete Decker & Associates and Towne Bank.

The ECPI Culinary School will sponsor the banquet and awards ceremony, and students will cook a meal on site following the golf tournament.  Also, Old Dominion University Sports Management undergraduate students will be volunteering throughout the day.

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 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 Paula Moore at 757-664-6620 ext. 623 or at pmoore@norfolkcvb.com.  To sign up for the tournament please visit www.visitnorfolktoday.com/golf.

~ Norfolk, Virginia ~

Considered the dynamic heart of Virginia’s storied Hampton Roads region, Norfolk attracts thousands of travelers each year to enjoy its lively downtown waterfront and 144 miles of shimmering coastline.  Offering a vibrant blend of history and heritage with contemporary attractions, outdoor adventure and the Commonwealth’s most revered cultural institutions, Norfolk is an exciting destination.  Here, where the Elizabeth River meets the Chesapeake Bay, visitors will find an easily walkable downtown that offers eclectic dining options, a rich arts scene, high-end shopping and year-round special events.  For more information about Norfolk, visit the city on the Web at www.visitnorfolktoday.com, or call 757-664-6620 or toll free at 800-368-3097.