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Field Day 2024

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Norfolk Academy Field Day, established in 1891, is the longest standing community event at the school.
Students, faculty, parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, and members of the community gather on campus for a day of family fun on the first Saturday in May. All proceeds from Field Day benefit need-based financial aid and student programs that directly enhance the educational experience for all students. It takes a village to pull this event off, and we are Bulldog Strong-er together. GAME ON for the BULLDOG OLYMPICS - Field Day 2024!


Pickleball - April 28  ♦  Opening Reception & Art Show - April 27  ♦  Golf - April 29  ♦  Field Day - May 4

Thank you to our 2024 Field Day Co-chairs Michelle Bass Adams ’91 and Jennie Ware and thank you to our Committee Chairs.
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Saturday, May 4, 2024 

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Thank you to our 2024 Lead Sponsors!

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2024 Field Day Sponsors*

*as of February 28, 2024

Lead Sponsors

  • Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
  • Atlantic Lift Systems
  • Il Giardino Ristorante
  • Jackson Andrews Build + Design
  • Pashm Global
  • Stratford Preschool
  • TowneBank
  • Trindco Premium Countertops
  • Whitney and Ken Whitehurst
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


Friends of the Art Show

  • Marlyn Development
  • Olympia Development

Friends of Golf

  • Apios Health
  • Baylake Academy
  • BWE | Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital
  • Compton Wealth Advisory Group, LLC
  • Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate
  • JM Froehler Construction
  • No Frill Bar and Grill
  • Pointe East Realty - Angie Clark
  • Southeastern Mechanical Inc. (SMI)
  • SouthState Bank
  • Spider Management Company
  • The Terry Peterson Companies

Friends of Field Day

  • Cinema Café
  • Designer Workshop
  • In Honor of Field Day Chairs – Michelle Bass Adams & Jennie Ware
  • KDW Home
  • Lakeshore Dental, Dr. Amrish Patel


Field Day Theme Sponsors

  • Hanbury
  • Heritage Woodworks
  • Drs. Savage Sabol & Visser Orthodontics

Specialty Golf Sponsors

  • Archer Mortgage
  • Atlantic Coast Mortgage
  • Eastern Virginia Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Julie Liebler Homes – Berkshire Hathaway Towne Realty
  • Maaco Portsmouth
  • Maaco Virginia Beach
  • Siska Aurand Landscape Architects
  • Taylor's Do-It Center
  • Towne Wealth Management - Raymond James, Arch Brown '80 & Ross Legum
  • Venture Realty Group
  • Virginia Pilot Association

Pickleball Court Sponsor

  • Heritage Woodworks
  • Towne Wealth Management - Raymond James, Arch Brown '80 & Ross Legum


Please contact Néné Dougherty, Director of Donor Stewardship at or 757.452.6769 for additional Field Day information.

Field Day Fun Through the Years


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Under the Sea!


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Celebrating 130 Years of Field Day


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2020 Vision


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Bulldog County Fair


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Bulldogs On Board


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Bulldog Tough


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125th Field Day


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Oh, the Places You'll Go!


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World's Fair


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Wild West


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Jamaican Jam