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Field Day 2023

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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. Swim on over and join us Under the Sea in 2023!

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Thank you to everyone who helped make Under the Sea in 2023 a huge success! 

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Thank you to our 2023 Field Day

Katherine Wynne 
Beth Manning 

and thank you to our Committee Chairs

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Thank you to our 2023 Lead Sponsors!

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2023 Field Day Sponsors


Lead Sponsors

  • Atlantic Lift Systems
  • Behl Orthodontics
  • KDW Home
  • McKenzie Foot & Ankle
  • MSP Design Group
  • New Ravenna
  • Panache Interiors Inc.
  • Pashm Global
  • Southern Bank
  • Towne Bank
  • Whiting-Turner
  • Woodcrafters of Virginia

Friends of the Art Show

  • KDW Home
  • TowneBank

Friends of Field Day

  • Cinema Café
  • The George & Grace Dragas Family Foundation
  • First Team Auto Group
  • In Honor of Beth & Dennis Manning
  • In Honor of Field Day Co-chairs Beth & Katherine
  • Trindco Premium Countertops - Michelle & Hunter Adams

Friends of Golf

  • Atlantic Bay Mortgage
  • Baylake Academy
  • Compton Wealth Advisory Group
  • Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC
  • Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate
  • Josh Parnell
  • Pointe East Realty - Angie Clark, Realtor
  • Spider Management 
  • The Terry Peterson Companies

Friends of Pickleball

  • Bees Nees

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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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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