Commotion in the Ocean
7-11 pm, Saturday, October 29, 2016
at Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street
Sponsorships on sale now.

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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 leaders. Commotion in the Ocean features great music, dancing, plentiful beverages and delicious food. Jump into the action with impressive live and silent auctions featuring highly-coveted recreation, entertainment, and vacation packages.

Commotion in the Ocean is planned by the Aquarium Connection and proceeds raised this year will support the Virginia Aquarium Foundation’s Stranding Response Program. Several years ago, the Aquarium Connection, a membership society comprised of young leaders, successfully raised funds for the purchase of a boat, trailer and truck for the Stranding Response Program. These resources are critical to the work the team performs on a daily basis. The Stranding Response Team, a group of staff members and highly-trained volunteers, responds to hundreds of stranded sea turtles and marine mammals each year. They are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days each week.


Become a Sponsor

Sponsor benefits include recognition on the Aquarium’s website, Donor Wall and Annual Report.  

Presenting Sponsor $15,000

Benefits include 50 event tickets, or a combination of event tickets and day passes*. Two 10-top tables. 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. Two 10-top tables. 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. Two 10-top tables. 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. One 10-top table. Recognition in Inside Business promotional piece. 

Rudee Inlet Sponsor $2,500

Benefits include 10 event tickets, one 10-top table and recognition in Inside Business event piece.

Owls Creek Sponsor $1,000

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


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For more information about Commotion in the Ocean sponsorship, please contact the Virginia Aquarium’s Development Office at   (757) 385-0378 or   (757) 385-0262.