The St. Charles Companies and Chick-fil-A of Charles County are partnering to welcome all retired and active duty military personnel to Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball games every Friday night when there is a home game at Regency Stadium in St. Charles. Joined by the USO and VConnections, which connects members of the military with programs and benefits for veterans, Salute the Troops nights will feature special jerseys worn by the Blue Crabs’ players honoring military service, recognition of those who have served before and during the game, information about benefits programs available to active duty and separated military, and information from the USO about how to help them support troops stationed overseas and their families. At the end of the season, on September 9th, the commemorative uniforms will be auctioned off with proceeds donated to the USO.
On April 22nd, the Blue Crabs first home Friday night game, all members of the military and their families will receive free admission to the game with their military ID. The USO’s Steve Tomlin will welcome the crowd and attending military families prior to the game and the USO Metro’s Navy Honor Guard, featuring Flag Bearers from every branch of the military, will present colors at the game.
In addition, St. Charles and Chick-fil-a have renewed their sponsorship of a game time moment of silence recognition for POWs/MIAs at every Blue Crabs home game. During the moment of silence fans will turn their attention to a special seat at the stadium designated to remember America’s POW/MIAs.
“St. Charles is home to hundreds of military families and many more families are Blue Crabs fans living throughout the Waldorf and Southern Maryland region,” said St. Charles Senior Vice President, Craig Renner. “We are honored to join Chick-fil-A in bringing recognition and expressing our deep gratitude to these very fine men and women on a regular basis throughout the summer.”
St. Charles, MD is the best-selling new home community in Southern Maryland and is considered one of the most successful master planned communities in the Country, recently ranked 47th* by industry data firm, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, in their independent ranking of the Top Selling Master Planned Communities of 2014 across the nation. Commenting on St. Charles’ consistent top 50 ranking, John Burns said, “The good schools, family-oriented amenities, slower pace of life, and affordable prices at St. Charles make this community an ideal place to raise a family, while still being accessible from the Washington metro area. Along with these location and product attributes, we recognize the St. Charles development team for its outstanding execution and strong reputation in the Washington region.” Over the past few years, St. Charles was featured several times in The Washington Post, including this story in September 2015 on the impact of quality schools on home sales and value. St. Charles was also profiled alongside the Washington area’s top master planned communities in The Washington Times (Master-Planned Towns, Age 50, Innovative Still). St. Charles has achieved record-level sales in recent years as buyers and renters recognize the advantages of a mixed-use community with unique features such as the Regency Furniture Stadium, the new West Waldorf library, and the new St. Charles High School. Named by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the top twenty small cities to live in America, St. Charles is known for its diverse and abundant neighborhoods, lively retail centers, recreational opportunities and excellent schools. St. Charles appeals to all ages and lifestyles and was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top bargains for places to retire. St. Charles invites you to like us on Facebook at St. Charles MD or visit us at www.stcharlesmd.com.
*Building Market Intelligence by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, January 11th, 2016