The VBBT is part of the Virginia Beach Billfish Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving back to the community through youth and marine related charities—over $650,000 has been donated to date. Started in 2004 to highlight the often overlooked fishing opportunities off Virginia Beach, the VBBT is the area’s best known big game fishing tournament with a focus on fun, conservation and charity. Over the years the tournament has become famous for its evening dock parties which feature 5-star dinners, a top shelf bar and rockin’ live music. Limited to 75 teams competing for over $500,000 in cash awards each year; in addition to Top Boat awards there are awards for Top Lady and Top Juniors. The tournament is a family-oriented event and many family activities are available in Virginia Beach.