Bluepoint Hospitality Donation

All Talbot County graduating seniors will receive a $25 girt card from Bluepoint Hospitality; additionally, a $10 donation to the YMCA will be made in each of their names. From left: Robbie Gill, CEO of the YMCA of the Chesapeake; J.R. Burkhardt, senior guidance counselor, Saint Michaels High School; Julia Foxwell, director of community engagement, Bluepoint Hospitality; and Allie McGuckian, director of marketing, Bluepoint Hospitality.

EASTON — Paul and Joanne Prager, on behalf of Bluepoint Hospitality, are gifting Talbot County high school graduates Bluepoint gift cards in the amount of $25. This year’s graduating seniors from Easton High School, Sts. Peter and Paul High School and St. Michaels High School will each receive a gift card for use in any of Bluepoint’s 10 retail points in downtown Easton.

“The 2019/20 school year ended with no fanfare. No prom. No traditional graduation ceremonies. The Pragers wanted to show last year’s students a little love, so graduates were all treated to Bluepoint gift certificates,” said Julia Foxwell, Bluepoint Hospitality’s community outreach director. “Unfortunately, the 2020/2021 school year has also been challenging for students and staff. So, once again, Mr. and Mrs. Prager wanted to do something special to commemorate their achievements.”

This year’s gift got an enhancement. The YMCA of the Chesapeake will receive a donation of $10 in the name of each graduating senior.

“This has been a hard year for our community and a lot of our friends and neighbors need our help to get back on their feet,” said Robbie Gill, CEO of the YMCA of the Chesapeake. “This gift will allow us to continue providing help to those in Talbot County who need it most. We could not provide the help and services we do without the generosity of donors like Mr. and Mrs. Prager. We are so thankful and grateful for their support.”

Senior gifts will be distributed by their respective school’s administration.

“We really appreciate Mr. and Mrs. Prager recognizing our seniors with their generous gift. The addition of a donation in each graduates’ name to the YMCA is extra special. We are so thankful to live in such a caring and supportive community,” said St. Michaels High School Principal Theresa Vener.

The Pragers are long-time supporters of local public schools, in particular the Saint Michaels High School athletic department and baseball program. Head baseball coach Brian Femi said the Pragers’ contributions have been instrumental to his team’s success.

“Just this year Mr. Prager found out that our pitching machine had broken. He purchased one without me even asking for it. Years ago he donated weight training equipment that has been accessible to the entire student body. I’ve known his family for years and can’t say enough about what they’ve done for our town and our community,” Femi said.

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