All USNA alumni, alumni from other service academies, and their guests are welcome to our Joint Service Academy Networking Breakfast.
Join us for some early morning camaraderie, support for local area service academy alumni, and networking. There is no cost to attend, but please register to let us know you'll be there.
"Welcome to beautiful Harbor Park, home of the Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles!" With those words in his very distinctive voice well-known local sports figure Jack Ankerson greets baseball fans 70 times every summer. A native of Neenah, Wisconsin, Jack attended Ripon College where he starred in football, basketball, and tennis.
In 1964 he was drafted as a quarterback in the 16th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. After a brief NFL career he transitioned to the Front Office of the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1974 as General Manager of the San Antonio Spurs, the Sporting News named him the ABA Executive of the Year.
In May 1974 he was hired as the General Manager of the Virginia Squires squad here in Norfolk that unfortunately finished with a league-worst 15-69 record. Jack also served as Head Coach for two games that year, winning one and losing one.
Jack next worked for several years as the Sports and Program Director at WTAR radio in Norfolk; and in 1995 he joined the Norfolk Tides, then the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, as the team's Director of Broadcasting and Sales. Today he remains in the Tides' employ as the team's public address announcer.
Since February 2000 Jack has served as the Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Commission in Virginia Beach; and as the public address announcer for Old Dominion University football, baseball, and men's and women's basketball, he is also the "Voice of the Monarchs."
In 2010 he was elected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame. He is also on several Boards of Directors, including Festevents, and VisitNorfolk; and he is the current President of the Norfolk Sports Club.
Jack is the father of two grown daughters that live in the area, one of which is married to a naval officer; and he is the grandfather of six busy children.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church
1051 Kempsville Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
We are always looking for coffee sponsors! For $60 you can be a Networking Breakfast sponsor which entitles you to a three-minute spot to talk about your organization or business. Your contribution pays for the coffee and some donuts or bagels.
If you want to be a coffee sponsor, contact Adam Kinnear '94 - email@example.com or 757-580-5087.
Our Happy Hour events continue this month. The chapter will be providing some FREE food.
Meet and mingle with other alumni. Make new friends and connect with old shipmates.
New Realm Brewing Company
1209 Craft Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
The Norfolk Tides are proud to invite all U.S. Naval Academy Alumni and their guests to enjoy a fun night of Tides baseball at Harbor Park.
The Tides are offering discounted reserved seats for just $10 each (regular price: $14) when you purchase tickets via this link. Or copy/paste the following URL in your browser: https://www.milb.com/norfolk/tickets/group-events
After opening the link:
1. Click “U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Night” on the list of game dates
2. Click the green “Find Tickets” button
3. Enter the code “GoNavy” when prompted
4. Choose your own seats in Section 120. The section is located at the field level on the first base side and is highlighted on the diagram.
5. After choosing your seats you will be able to print your own tickets or have them held for you at the Will Call window at the front of Harbor Park. There is no extra charge for either option.
6. If handicapped seating is required please contact Dick Enderly '71 at President@usnahamptonroads.com for separate arrangements.
Gwinnett Stripers (Atlanta Braves)
Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles)
25 June 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Norfolk Tides Baseball Club at Harbor Park
150 Park Ave
Norfolk, VA 23510
All alumni from USNA and other service academies are welcome!
The Business Development Meeting aims to actively support USNA and other service academy alumni-owned businesses and service providers in the Hampton Roads area.
We leverage the inherent trust and commonalities of our shared values and Service Academy background to develop awareness of alumni businesses and promote the opportunity to mutually support one another in our respective business lines through referrals, business-to-business arrangements, and strategic teaming opportunities.
We facilitate mutual support and awareness through the monthly Business Development Meeting, an online alumni business directory, and various networking events.
The monthly meeting agenda allows for the introduction and promotion of each member's business as well as the opportunity for mentoring, education and relationship-building.
Please register to let us know you'll be there.
Additionally, you can join our Business Development Group on Linkedin.
Be sure to bring business cards. Hope to see you there.
1432 Greenbrier Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Presented with the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Hampton Roads Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association: a very special screening of James and the Giant Peach to commemorate the upcoming Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations exhibition.
James & The Giant Peach (1996, PG) is a mesmerizing experiment in stop-motion animation using color, form, and style to create a dazzling visual adaptation of Roald Dahl's famous children's novel.
The story shares the adventures of a young boy and his unusual group of friends as they journey from England to New York inside a giant peach. This dreamlike musical feature conjures the color, imagery, and wonder found in the work of Eric Carle's picture book art.
Parents and children will be able to enjoy this family film while learning to recognize Carle's influences on the visual arts and the imagination.
1300 - Reception for Hampton Roads Chapter registrants, to include light refreshments and a guided tour of the Eric Carle exhibition
1400 - Start of screening (approx 1 hr 24 min runtime)
Chrysler Museum of Art
1 Memorial Pl
Norfolk, VA 23510
If you aren't actually at the game, the place to be for Navy football this season is Shorebreak Pizza and Taphouse.
Shorebreak has been hosting Navy alumni and friends for several years. The food is great, the service top notch, and the camaraderie and spirit cannot be topped!
Shorebreak prides itself on accommodating the most avid sports fans, including families. They feature a game room for the kids, and are 100% smoke-free.
There will be an area set aside for Navy fans so make it a point to join us at Shorebreak.
2941 Shore Dr,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 481-9393
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