Delmarva Shorebirds receive over $244K in state recovery initiative
SALISBURY, Md., – Nearly $245,000 of state money is headed to the Delmarva Shorebirds as a part of the recovery initiative.
That was announced by Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday, as a part of a $10M dollar relief effort going to 65 live music and performance venues in Maryland. The Shorebirds will receive exactly $244,716 from the pot.
We’re told the money, from the Department of Housing and Community Development, is going to venues who had to cancel events and performances due to capacity limitations in response to the pandemic.
The General Manager for the Delmarva Shorebirds says this money could not have come at a better time, after the struggles of the pandemic and now trying to get back on track.
“We are thrilled to have received it,” Britters said. “Obviously, its going to go a long way in helping point us in the right direction. Obviously it was a tough 2020, I mean we had no income from September of 2019 to May of 2021. I’m not sure how many businesses could have survived with about 20 months, almost 2 full years of virtually zero income.”
Bitters says the money now puts the stadium in a good position to not only continue operation at 100 percent capacity, but also to hire more employees.
He says they are currently looking for part time workers for the summer season and help with game days. Interested applicants can go to their website here for more information.