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Joshua M. Freeman Foundation receives $10K donation from SoDel Cares


SoDel Concepts recently announced SoDel Cares has donated $10,000 to the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation for the Freeman Arts Pavilion.

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a nonprofit organization, operates the Freeman Arts Pavilion, previously known as The Freeman Stage, and the Arts Access Initiative.

“The Freeman Arts Pavilion is in an exciting growth phase that will bring more live performances to Sussex County,” Scott Kammerer president of SoDel Concepts said. “Along with offering first-rate entertainment, the Freeman Foundation introduces the arts to K-12 students, some of whom have never seen live performances.”

The Freeman Arts Pavilion has an established track record of economic contributions to Sussex County’s economy each summer, according to a 2019 University of Delaware study.

SoDel Cares honors the legacy of SoDel Concepts’ founder, Matt Haley. Since 2017, SoDel Cares has donated more than $740,000 to local charities. 

SoDel Cares donates to the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation

From left: Darren Silvis, development director for the Freeman Arts Pavilion; Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts; Molly Williams, patron experience director; and Patti Grimes, executive director. | PHOTO COURTESY OF SODEL

About SoDel Concepts
The Rehoboth Beach based hospitality company operates 18 businesses: 17 coastal restaurants, three sports concessions and a wedding-and-events venue. Restaurants include Fish On, Surf Bagel and Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes; The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro; Crust & Craft, Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar, Thompson Island Brewing Company, Surf Bagel Midway and Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth; Matt’s Fish Camp and Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany Beach; NorthEast Seafood Kitchen and Ocean View Brewing Company in Ocean View; and Catch 54, Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria, and Matt’s Fish Camp in Fenwick Island.

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