St. Charles MD Announces Sponsorship of Atlantic League All-Star Baseball Game on July 10, 2013

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St. Charles, Maryland today joined the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in announcing that Regency Furniture Stadium will host the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star Baseball Game with 2013 sponsors St. Charles Companies, Lennar Homes and Ryan Homes. On July 10th, Southern Maryland will be in the spotlight as some of professional baseball's most accomplished stars take the field as the Liberty Division and the Freedom Division match-up in what promises to be a highlight of the 2013 season.

“The St. Charles Companies couldn’t be prouder to host the All-Star Game for the very first time in Southern Maryland,” said Craig J. Renner, vice president of marketing and public relations for The St. Charles Companies.

St. Charles, Maryland today joined the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in announcing that Regency Furniture Stadium will host the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star Baseball Game with 2013 sponsors St. Charles Companies, Lennar Homes and Ryan Homes. On July 10th, Southern Maryland will be in the spotlight as some of professional baseball's most accomplished stars take the field as the Liberty Division and the Freedom Division match-up in what promises to be a highlight of the 2013 season. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 1st at http://www.somdbluecrabs.com.

“The St. Charles Companies couldn’t be prouder to host the All-Star Game for the very first time in Southern Maryland,” said Craig J. Renner, vice president of marketing and public relations for The St. Charles Companies. “We know our St. Charles residents and neighbors in Waldorf and surrounding region will enjoy the wide range of festivities and events planned for the two days of All-Star celebrations. We expect the All-Star game to attract baseball lovers from the entire Washington area to enjoy a great family-oriented celebration of “America’s game”.

“The Communities of St. Charles have been a great partner of ours since the birth of the franchise. We are looking forward to working with them to bring a first class All-Star experience to Southern Maryland,” said Blue Crabs General Manager Patrick Day. “They are committed to helping us make this celebration one of the biggest and most distinctive events to ever come to our area.”

Tickets for both of these events will go on sale to the public on Monday, April 1, following an eleven day pre-sale for Blue Crabs Season Ticket holders that began on March 20 and will last until March 31. The first 500 fans to purchase tickets to the All-Star Celebration featuring “Circurious” will receive a commemorative 2013 Atlantic League All-Star game T-shirt. Tickets are just $15 for the All-Star Celebration and $15 for the All-Star Game itself.

The mission of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. is to bring a high level of professional baseball and affordable family entertainment to selected communities not presently being served by Major League or Minor League teams. The Atlantic League began playing in 1998. The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and have played at Regency Furniture Stadium in St. Charles since 2008. The franchise has reached the Atlantic League playoffs for four consecutive years.

St. Charles is the best-selling new home community in Southern Maryland and is considered one of the most successful master planned communities in the country. St. Charles is just 11 miles south of the Capital Beltway and observed its 40th anniversary in 2012. Over the past year, St. Charles achieved record-level sales as buyers and renters recognized the advantages of a mixed-use community with unique features such as the Regency Furniture Stadium, the new West Waldorf library, and the new St. Charles High School, a state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in 2014. New homes in St. Charles have beginning price points in the $200’s for townhomes and $280’s for single family homes.

Just around the corner from Regency Stadium and in sight of the seasonal post-game fireworks, St. Charles has just opened the Gleneagles neighborhood center, the ninth in St. Charles. The new center features views of the White Plains Golf Course and will include a swimming pool, wading pool, and walking paths that will connect the community center to Charles County's White Plains Park. A second new community center will be constructed in St. Charles’ Fieldside neighborhood this year, where Ryan Homes is building new single homes and townhomes from the $220’s.

In the past few months, St. Charles was featured in The Washington Post (Lower Prices Draw More Buyers, Renters to St. Charles) and was profiled alongside the Washington area’s top master planned communities in The Washington Times (Master-Planned Towns, Age 50, Innovative Still). In the past year, St. Charles was named by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the top twenty small cities to live in America and was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top bargains for places to retire. St. Charles is known for its diverse and abundant neighborhoods, lively retail centers,
recreational opportunities and excellent schools. St. Charles invites you to like us on Facebook at St. Charles MD or visit us at http://www.stcharlesmd.com.

The St. Charles Companies includes American Community Properties Trust, The Apartments of St. Charles, American Land Development and St. Charles Community, LLC. The St. Charles Companies’ lines of business include the residential and commercial development of St. Charles, a 9,100 acre planned community in Charles County, Maryland and the ownership of an operating apartment portfolio of approximately 2,500 units in St. Charles.

Federal Capital Partners acquired The St. Charles Companies in December 2009 through its FCP Fund I, L.P. Federal Capital Partners (FCP) is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $3.0 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP is seeking debt and equity investments in commercial and residential real estate throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas, Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia. FCP buys assets directly as well as through joint ventures with local operating partners through equity, preferred equity or mezzanine debt investments. The firm, based in Chevy Chase, MD, manages $769 million of discretionary capital. FCP is currently investing its second fund, a $529 million commingled, discretionary fund closed in 2012. For further information on FCP, please visit http://www.fcpdc.com.

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