Community service

Greg Donahue chosen for Chamber Community Service Award

Greg Donahue (Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce)

The Ocean City Chamber of Commerce selected Greg Donahue for the Community Service Award. The honor will be presented during the chamber dinner on Wednesday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at the Flanders Hotel.

There are many reasons the House chose Donahue, according to a news release.

He has been active in the community for half a century.

Donahue has been involved with the Ocean City Youth Athletic Association for over 50 years. He has been a coach, umpire, vice president, president, bar manager, and for the past 32 years has run the Tee Ball program.

He has also worked in conjunction with the free OCYAA baseball clinic offered by the Richie Ashburn and Hally Kallas Foundation.

“Greg has been involved with teens and children in our community for over 38 years,” said Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We believe his dedication to our youth makes him very worthy of this award.”

Donahue was also a volunteer coach and referee for the city recreation department’s soccer and basketball program and a member of the city recreation committee for eight years.

Additionally, he served as the CYO Director at St. Augustine School in Ocean City as well as a women’s basketball coach and helped establish a football and track and field program at St. Augustine School.

Donahue has worked for the Ocean City School District for more than 38 years as a teacher, special services director, vice principal and principal and is a former member of the school board, where he served two terms.

He also volunteers at St. Damien Parish in Ocean City, helping with programming for various ministries, as well as an active member of several Sunday ministries.

Donahue is also active in the Garden Civic Association as chair of the scholarship committee and co-chair of the annual 4th of July bicycle parade.

The Exchange Club of Ocean City honored Donahue for the Book of Golden Deeds award as well as the Martin Luther King Community Service Award.

The following companies will also receive awards at the dinner:

The Business Renovation/Improvement Award, an award given to a company that has taken an existing building and carried out physical and internal renovations to significantly improve its condition, will be presented at Asbury Kitchen, Stainton’s Gallery By The Sea, Ron Jon Surf Shop, the Yesterday’s Creekside Tavern and the Ocean City Tabernacle Auditorium.

Scarborough Inn will receive the Outstanding Landscaping/Signage Award for its new landscaping and signage.

Agave Mexican Kitchen and Long & Foster – The Grisbaum Group will receive the Business New Construction Award.

The Outstanding New Business Award will be given to Collective Vibes.

This year’s Outstanding Civic, Community and Nonprofit Organization award will go to the Ocean City Historical Museum.

Bowfish Kids and Island Beach Gear will receive the Outstanding Use of Technology award.

For dinner reservations, $60 per person, or to congratulate the book winners of the 2022 program, call the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce office at (609) 399-1412 or email [email protected] .com.