The Best of the 757 Football Combine Coming This Weekend, June 1

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Not registered? Athletes still have time and can walk up to register on the day of.

Best of the 757

Best of the 757 is a showcase series for high school athletes.

The Best of the 757’s annual football combine will kick off this weekend, Saturday, June 1 at Christopher Newport University.

The Best of the 757 event series profiles the area’s top athletes in noted sports by bringing them together to compete in a series of athletic tests and then work with top area high school coaches in a showcase to gain new skills and show off their sport and position specific abilities.

In this, the Best of the 757’s sixth season, the football combine kicks off the series. The August 17 baseball showcase will take place at Harbor Park in Norfolk and the basketball showcase is Oct. 13 in the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.

Athletes can register for the 2013 Best of the 757 series now at http://www.bestofthe757.com. Not registered? Walk up registrations will be accepted.

ABOUT THE 757:

The Tidewater or Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia is known collectively as "the 757" because of the area code that links together a series of cities that’s become a breeding ground for some of the world's finest athletes. The 757 is generally regarded as a top region for college recruiters. Moreover, there is a tremendous pride within the Hampton Roads community and support of athletes who compete in and are from the 757.

Professional athletes that have come from the 757 include basketball’s Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, and JR Reid; baseball’s BJ Upton, Justin Upton and Michael Cuddyer; football’s Bruce Smith, Plaxico Burress, Ronald Curry, Aaron Brooks, DeAngelo Hall, Michael Vick and Tyrod Taylor.

Hampton Roads is home to 1.3 million people and the 757 has more than 50 schools with roughly 55,000 athletes. Officially, the 757 includes the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport News, Williamsburg and Suffolk.

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