Commotion in the Ocean 8 pm - midnight, Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

Recognized as Best Charity Gala by Virginia Living Magazine, Commotion in the Ocean has become "THE" Virginia Beach social event of the fall season and draws over 800 patrons ranging from young professionals to prominent business people. Commotion in the Ocean features great music, dancing, plentiful beverages and scrumptious food. An impressive silent auction with highly-coveted recreation, entertainment, and vacation packages along with a rowdy and fun live auction.

Commotion in the Ocean is always planned and sponsored by the Aquarium Connection and proceeds raised support the Virginia Aquarium Foundation. Through the Foundation, Commotion in the Ocean has funded the purchase of a boat and truck for the Stranding Response Program, purchased outreach vehicles, funded upgraded technology for research and education and underwrote new exhibits for young children and stranding response.

The Virginia Aquarium Foundation works tirelessly to raise charitable donations to care for and maintain 800,000 gallons of aquariums and more than 300 hands-on exhibits and support numerous on-site and outreach education programs.  In addition the Virginia Aquarium's Stranding Response Program, which is funded solely by grants and donations responds to stranded marine mammals throughout coastal Virginia and portions of  North Carolina.

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsor benefits include recognition on the Aquarium’s website, Donor Wall and Annual Report. Sponsors have full bar privileges.  

Presenting Sponsor    $15,000

Benefits include 50 event tickets, or a combination of event tickets and day passes*. Recognition and prominent logo placement in full-page Inside Business promotional event piece. One complimentary private movie experience for 100 people in the new National Geographic Theater. Corporate banner displayed at event. 

Atlantic Ocean Sponsor    $10,000

Benefits include 40 event tickets. Recognition and logo placement in full-page Inside Business promotional piece. One complimentary private movie experience for 50 people in the new National Geographic Theater. Corporate banner displayed at event. 

Gulf Stream Sponsor    $7,500

Benefits include 30 event tickets.  Recognition and logo placement in Inside Business event promotional piece. One complimentary movie experience for 20 people in the new National Geographic Theater. Corporate banner displayed at event. 

Chesapeake Bay Sponsor    $5,000

Benefits include 20 event tickets. Recognition in Inside Business promotional piece. 

Rudee Inlet Sponsor    $2,500

Benefits include 10 event tickets and recognition in Inside Business event piece.

Owls Creek Sponsor    $1,000

Benefits include 4 event tickets and recognition in Inside Business event piece.

For more information about Commotion in the Ocean sponsorship, please contact the Virginia Aquarium’s Development Office at (757) 385 0261 or (757) 385 0262.