Sponsorship Packages

The Virginia Ship Repair Association, in partnership with the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation, conducts outreach, awareness, and advocacy activities that strengthen the ship repair industry and improve the business environment for our members. Many of our industry focused projects provide your company with opportunities to feature your leadership role in the industry and expand your company footprint through sponsorships.


2024 Human Resources Seminar

The Virginia Ship Repair Association Human Resources Committee presents the annual Human Resources Professional Development Seminar, coming in the spring. This half-day seminar covers a variety of topics essential to the HR professional, and is typically approved for three general credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). April 2024!

2024 Member Summer Social Event

The VSRA Member Summer Social 2024! This evening networking social is open for free admission to all VSRA Members and features an evening of entertainment, food, drinks, and camaraderie among the ship repair industry. This member appreciation and networking social features an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a picnic-style dinner, great music, door prizes, a photo booth, and more!

28th Annual Safety & Health Seminar

Presented by the Safety and Environmental Committee, the Safety & Health Seminar is VSRA’s largest professional seminar, and has been cited by several shipyard safety experts as the best of its kind in the country. The seminar features a dynamic day of presentations by industry safety experts, and ABIH has previously awarded CM credit which can be claimed for this event.

Safety Suggestion Award Program

The Virginia Ship Repair Association Safety Committee proudly presents the annual Safety Suggestion Awards. Safety is paramount to our industry’s workforce, and VSRA wants to reward innovative ideas for safety enhancement. The Safety Suggestion Award program seeks to do just that, by giving cash awards to workers who recommend improvements that create a safer workplace for their colleagues, while also rewarding the supervisors who take notice of those improvements for implementation across the port. Awarded quarterly!

2024 Contracts Committee Seminar Series

The Virginia Ship Repair Association Contracts Committee proudly presents the annual Contracts Seminar Series, coming in the fall. This seminar series focuses on key issues related to contracting with the Federal Government, as well as topics in Business Development, and the renowned annual Ethics & Standards of Conduct Seminar. 

Admirals Night

Attention all hockey fans! Get ready! VSRF is arranging an exclusive sponsorship evening at the Scope Arena with the Norfolk Admirals this March! The Admirals boast a following in the Hampton Roads region. This night is an excellent chance to promote your business offerings to local
families and sports fans. By providing tickets for your staff, your company can partake in an exhilarating sports event through sponsorship.

18th Annual Digital Innovation Competition

The VSRF Digital Innovation Competition (formerly LEGO) is designed to build awareness of the job opportunities available to our emerging workforce, and connect STEM education to the ship repair industry. The competition is held amongst local middle schoolers, who use online TINKERCAD software to build a ship component, while learning about associated trade occupations. 

2024 Ship Repair Race Night

Drivers, start your engines! Ship Repair Race Night at Langley Speedway is back and better than ever! Langley Speedway in Hampton hosts this phenomenal event, which in past years has attracted over 600 industry representatives. The Speedway regularly boasts attendance of 3,000+ local race fans, making this event a great place to advertise your company, job openings, and products. Treat your employees to a night of fun and camaraderie with race tickets for the whole family. You will not want to miss this action-packed Saturday night at the races! 

38th Annual VSRF Golf Tournament

The 38th Annual VSRF Golf Tournament will be held at Cypress Point Country Club in Virginia Beach. Cypress Point is nestled in a quiet, out of the way golf-club community adjoining Lake Lawson and Lake Smith, and features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Thomas Clark.

17th Annual Tradesperson of the Year Awards

Established in 2006, the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation’s Tradesperson of the Year Awards recognize excellence in the ship repair industry workforce. From numerous nominees, two winners are selected: a senior tradesperson with more than five years of industry experience, and a junior tradesperson with fewer than five years experience in their chosen trade field. These nominees and winners are truly the best of the best, and showcase the exemplary talent and work ethic that make Virginia’s ship repairers the best in the world. Awarded November 2024!