“Cape Charles is a beautiful area with incredible people, so we are glad we can help the community by funding their local chapter of the YMCA.” – Todd Burbage, Blue Water CEO
OCEAN CITY, Md. (PRWEB) December 20, 2021
Real estate developer and leading outdoor hospitality specialist Blue Water announced that they have donated $75,000 to the Northampton County YMCA in Cape Charles, Va., as part of a new holiday season initiative to give back to the communities that play host to some of Blue Water’s many properties.
“With tourism and travel now recovering from the pandemic, we thought it was high time to start giving back to the communities that helped us survive during the crisis,” said Todd Burbage, Blue Water’s CEO. “Cape Charles is a beautiful area with incredible people, so we are glad we can help the community by funding their local chapter of the YMCA.”
Built during the height of the pandemic in August 2020, the Northampton County YMCA provides residents with a place to exercise, gather, and participate in recreational activities. The Y is part of the larger YMCA of South Hampton Roads association, which serves southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina.
The donation will specifically be going toward raising funds to cover the construction and expansion costs for the YMCA, which in turn will lead to the creation of youth programs, support for aging adults, swim safety, and healthy living access.
“This new holiday donation initiative is a unique opportunity to show how much we value the communities where our properties are located,” Burbage said. “As the home of our Sunset Beach Hotel and Cape Charles/Chesapeake Bay KOA Resort, Cape Charles deserves to have a place where people can spend time together and exercise. We’re excited about supporting initiatives and charities like this across the country as we give back this holiday season, and we are hoping that this becomes a yearly tradition.”
More information on Northampton County YMCA can be found here. Learn more about Blue Water at BWDC.com.
About Blue Water:
Founded by Jack and Todd Burbage in 2002, Blue Water specializes in investing, developing, and managing RV resorts, campgrounds, hotels, and attractions. Blue Water’s integrated approach to marketing, revenue management, and operations has quickly established itself as a hospitality industry leader. With two dozen resort-area properties in East Coast states from Maine to Florida, and west to Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas, the Blue Water family is committed to creating elite assets, delivering exceptional guest experiences, and enhancing the communities we serve. To learn more, visit BWDC.com.
About Northampton County YMCA:
The Northampton County YMCA broke ground August 25, 2020 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia just a short distance from Cape Charles’ main street. This Y will be part of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads, serving southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina.
Concern of insufficient youth programs, support for aging adults, swim safety, and healthy living access drove local partners, donors, and the Y to collaborate in making these critical programs a reality through a newly constructed YMCA in Northampton County. A capital campaign to fundraise the cost of constructing the Y kicked off with key volunteers rallying for support from more than 40 donors. $4.5 million was raised in eight months – the fastest, widely supported capital campaign in the YMCA of South Hampton Roads’ history. With less than $50,000 remaining in the campaign, the Y is close to being 100% donor-funded.
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