The Virginia Hornets Major League Football Team, Richmond’s premiere outdoor football team opens play for its 2011 season at Richmond City Stadium, marking the return of professional football to the 80 plus year old iconic Richmond landmark.
The Hornets, who have been in the public discussion to play their games at City Stadium since hearing about the University of Richmond’s plans to leave the facility, are excited to finally mark the return of minor league football to the stadium. The Virginia Hornets coined “Richmond’s Best Kept Secret” by Richmond City Councilman Marty Jewel, have been playing NFL rules, outdoor football for over 17 years, primarily at Richmond area high schools.
“We understand that there are discussions about the future of the facility but for now, especially with the threat of the NFL not having a season, Richmond area football fans need to be able to enjoy their stadium and their sport. We are Richmond’s Team and now we are finally playing at Richmond’s football stadium,” owner/ head coach Clifford “Perk” Jefferson states.
The Virginia Hornets pride themselves in being affordable family friendly entertainment and also as being a non-profit second chance program that volunteers their time, energy and efforts to assist many worthy causes in the community.
The Hornets, fresh off their home debut and youth night look to continue This Saturday July 30th at 7:00pm with The 3RD Annual Virginia Hornet’s “Pink Party” Breast Cancer Awareness Game. The gates opening at 5:30 for our pre-game tail gate party sponsored by “The Honey” Cheerleaders and our Vendors, Famous Dave’s, Papa John’s Pizza, and Uncle Joe’s.
The Game on Saturday “The Pink Party” is dedicated to Breast Cancer Survivors with a portion of the proceeds from the game being dedicated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. There will be a special half time presentation, music, and fun for all as well as special guest appearances from local and regional political and civic leaders.
The Virginia Hornets will kick-off the festivities on Saturday July 30th with a FREE football camp for underprivileged kids 7-14. This is just one of the ways the Virginia Hornets give back to the community that has supported them for 17 years The Clinic will start at 9am and run until 1pm.
Admission to all Hornets games is only $10.00. $5.00 for youth 6-16 with kids under 6 free with adult supervision.
For more information about the Virginia Hornets, to become a partner, sponsor or for schedule and ticket information please visit www.vahornets.com, The Virginia Hornets Facebook Fan Page, or call 804-476-0040.