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Renaming of Cowboy Stadium

Renaming of Cowboy Stadium

 

The Dallas Cowboys have announced a name change to their stadium. Now called AT&T Stadium, the change was a multi-year, multi-billion dollar branding deal. The team’s owner, Jerry Jones, says that he wants his stadium to be “more familiar than the White House.” The new deal will double the stadium’s Wi-Fi network to allow for faster mobile access.

Fifth Annual Gridiron Legends Tailgate Party takes place July 11th

Fifth Annual Gridiron Legends Tailgate Party takes place July 11th

Are you ready for some football? Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin is!

Coach Tomlin is celebrating the start of NFL football season with the Fifth annual Gridiron Legends Tailgate Party, presented by the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation.

The fifth annual tailgate party will take place Thursday, July 11th 6:30pm – 9:30 pm at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.  

There will be activities such as corn hole competitions, football drill stations, Wii Madden football challenges, field goal kick, QB throw, and raffle giveaways.

If that doesn’t sound fun enough, some of your favorite NFL players will be in attendance including, Washing Redskin Darryl Tapp, former New Orleans Saint Aaron Brooks, Tennesse Titan Justin Hunter, Dallas Cowboy B.W. Webb, New England Patriot Jerod Mayo, former Miami Dolphin Dwight Hollier, and Buffalo Bill EJ Manuel.

C.J. Woollum Named Director of Athletics Emeritus at CNU

C.J. Woollum Named Director of Athletics Emeritus at CNU

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- Monday June 4th, Christopher Newport University, Director of Athletics, C.J. Woollum announced his retirement of Director of Athetics into transittion as the role of Director of Athetics Emeritus. As Director of Atheltics Emeritus Woollum plans to focus on alumni and advancement.

“It has been my pleasure and honor to serve as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Christopher Newport for a quarter of a century,” Woollum stated. “It has been a dream ride and I will always cherish my years at CNU.”

Replacing Woolun will be Jon Waters, a CNU athletics administrator for the past 13 years. Waters will serve as the Interim Director of Athletics through June 30, 2013

C.J. Woollum Named Director of Athletics Emeritus at CNU

C.J. Woollum Named Director of Athletics Emeritus at CNU

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- Monday June 4th, Christopher Newport University, Director of Athletics, C.J. Woollum announced his retirement of Director of Athetics into transition as the role of Director of Athetics Emeritus. As Director of Atheltics Emeritus Woollum plans to focus on alumni and advancement.

“It has been my pleasure and honor to serve as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Christopher Newport for a quarter of a century,” Woollum stated. “It has been a dream ride and I will always cherish my years at CNU.”

Replacing Woolun will be Jon Waters, a CNU athletics administrator for the past 13 years. Waters will serve as the Interim Director of Athletics through June 30, 2013

Rebounderz, New Indoor Trampoline Arena

Rebounderz, New Indoor Trampoline Arena

 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Can you image jumping in endless room of trampolines for hours and then getting the chance to free fall into an endless foam pit? Well you can get your chance to go where no one else has gone before at the 10,000 square foot Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena in Newport News. Rebounderz just recently opened on December 1st by owner Helda Thomas.

Rebounderz is dedicated to providing a safe but yet exciting and fun environment for friends and families to enjoy together.

“It ia an indoor trampoline arena; It is a franchise out of Florida, we have one here in Newport News and another one in Sterling. The main age group is three and up the main demographic is usually about 10-22,” stated passionate Rebounderz employee Josh Hancock.

Christopher Newport University Accepts Invitation to Join Capital Athletic Conference

Christopher Newport University Accepts Invitation to Join Capital Athletic Conference

 

 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Wednesday April 4th, Christopher Newport Universities President Paul Trible and Director of Athletics C.J. Woollum excitedly announced that they have accepted the invitation to join the Capital Athletic Conference. This means that the majority of CNU’s athletic teams, except for football will begin to compete in the Capital during the next 2013-2014 academic school year. CNU football will remain a participant in the USA South for 4 more years or until the Capital Athletic Conference adds football.

"In the Capital Athletic Conference, CNU joins schools that mirror our academic quality and commitment to athletic excellence. Five of the eight schools are state schools and comparable to CNU in enrollment," stated President Trible.

Local skate park and youth mission team up to "Cover the Night"

Newport News, VA.  February 8, 2012- Mekos Skate Park and Invert Youth Mission will support the KONY 2012 Campaign at a local event to be held Friday April 20th, 2012 beginning at 6:00pm at 371 Chatham Drive.

As a result of the amazing power our youth possess to be heard via today’s technologies combined with a sense of global community, locals at Mekos Skate Park in Newport News, Virginia, are doing their part to bring awareness to the social injustices of Joseph Kony by taking part in a call to action.

An internet viral video produced by non-profit organization, ‘Invisible Children’, tells the story of Jacob, a resident of Uganda personally victimized by Kony. The half-hour video encourages youth and adults worldwide to participate on April 20th to “Cover The Night” with posters, making Kony (IN)Famous, to inspire politicians to initiate U.S. involvement in the international arrest of Joseph Kony.