• UWLES Launches Summer 2024 Dine Stay & Play United

    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), in partnership with the Ocean City Hotel, Motel, Restaurant Association (OCHMRA), looks forward to welcoming back guests and visitors for the 2024 summer season! UWLES is excited to offer the Dine, Stay, and Play program again this year with local hospitality and recreational organizations as they demonstrate giving back to the community and creating local impact.
    Local restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, and sporting venues can sign up with UWLES to participate. Each business chooses its promotional menu items or stay-and-play specials and designates a portion of those sales to UWLES. All proceeds stay local for UWLES and their nonprofit partners, who help 1 in 3 Worcester and other Lower Shore County neighbors in need.
    Participants benefit from free digital and print marketing through radio, newspaper, television, and social media campaigns throughout the summer. This campaign is made possible in partnership with Delmarva Public Media, iHeart Media, WMDT-47, Independent News Media, Greater OC Chamber of Commerce, Worcester County Chamber of Commerce, and D3.
    This is a unique opportunity for locals and visitors to help support and recognize the importance of the hospitality and tourism industry while giving back through community-minded businesses from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Restaurants, lodging, and entertainment businesses of any size are welcome to participate.
    For more information on how to get involved or become a participating business in the 2024 Dine Stay & Play United Program, contact Ryan Jackson, UWLES, at ryan@uwles.org or Amanda Hailey, UWLES, at amanda@uwles.org, call 410-742-5143 or visit uwles.org/dinestayplay.
    Special thanks to the 2023 Dine Stay partner participants! They will be recognized at the OCHMRA dinner on 4/18 at Harrison’s Harbor Watch. Dine - 32 Palm, Atrium Cafe & Bar, Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, Bourbon St. on the Beach, Coral Reef Restaurant & Bar, Decatur Diner, Deep End Pool Bar, Happy Jack Pancake House, Harrison's Harbor Watch, The Hobbit, Manana Mode, Marlin Moon, Papi's Tacos, Pier 23, Poseidon's Pub, Sandshark Pool Bar, The Original Pool Bar, and Waves. Stay partners - Beach Bum West-O, Commader Hotel & Suites, and Shore Point Cottages. And Play partners- Embers Island, Jolly Roger, and Nick's Mini Golf.

    About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:

    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), now in its 79th year of local service, harnesses the power of our community to advance health, education, and financial stability for all neighbors in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. UWLES and their community partners help empower Lower Shore residents by addressing barriers for better health, supporting educational success for learners of all ages, and strengthening economic security for local households. UWLES provides direct services, collaborates with stakeholders, and supports dozens of local nonprofits to strengthen the entire community, impacting 1 in every 3 neighbors annually. Through the Get Connected Volunteer Center, UWLES connects over 140 nonprofits with community members who want to get involved.  For more information on United Way or to help make a difference, visit: www.uwles.org, www.ShoreGetConnected.org, Facebook@uwles, Instagram@unitedwayles, LinkedIN@uwles or Twitter@UNITEDWAY_LES.