Recruiting and Eligibility Event for Local College to Bound Student Athletes will be held February 11

Recruiting and Eligibility Event for Local College to Bound  Student Athletes will be held February 11

The Recruiting Eligibility Compliance (REC) Forum, presented by CHKD Sports Medicine, will be held on Tuesday, February 11, to provide information to middle school and high school students planning to play collegiate athletics. This event is hosted by the Hampton Roads Sports Commission (HRSC), an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, and is the second annual event for college-bound student-athletes and their families. Local college representatives and the NCAA will discuss the requirements and procedures for Division I, II and III recruitment and eligibility. This is a vital event for student-athletes, parents of student-athletes, guidance counselors and athletic administrators to attend. Local colleges to attend include Virginia Wesleyan College, Christopher Newport University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, and Chowan University.

This free event will be held Tuesday, February 11 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at The Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center (2800 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach).  Attendees will have access to a College & Vendor Fair, as well as have the chance to speak with successful college athletes.

Keynote speaker will be Larry Rubama, sports writer for The Virginian-Pilot who will speak about representing oneself and ones team to the community, media and collegiate athletic programs. Rubama was born in Syracuse, N. Y. and was raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He began his sports writing career at The Journal-Gazette newspaper in Fort Wayne, Ind. where he covered Purdue University basketball and football, minor league baseball and high school sports. He came to The Virginian-Pilot in 1999 where he's covered high school sports. 

Event schedule:

5:00pm                                    Registration/Check-in

5:00-8:30pm                            College & Vendor Fair

Session 1, 6:00-7:00pm          Division III Eligibility & Recruiting

Session 2, 7:30-8:45pm          Division I & II eligibility and recruiting

The event is free and open to the public. There is an optional $5 donation when you register. To register or for more details, call 757-664-2573 or visit  Space is limited.  For more information about sponsorships or exhibitor space, please call Gibby Eppler at 757-664-2573.

About the Hampton Roads Sports Commission (   

In February of 1999, the Hampton Roads Sports Commission was formed as a public/private partnership among the seven cities of the Hampton Roads Region: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.  The Commission’s primary function is to attract major amateur athletic events to the area and to emphasize regional collaboration. The Hampton Roads Sports Commission is an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.                                              

About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit member-based business organization. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 2,000 member businesses, which employ more than 280,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia.  The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members.  The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.



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