PRA Group Donates $25,000 to St. Mary’s Home for “It’s Fall, Y’all”

PRA Group check presentation to SMH

PRA Group presented St. Mary’s Home with a check for $40,000 at the St. Mary’s Auxiliary’s Board Gala and Auction on April 16. The donation included $25,000 to sponsor the “It’s Fall, Y’all” fall event and $15,000 to support the Gala. From left: William C. Giermak, CEO of St. Mary’s Home, and PRA Group’s Latisha Owens, deputy general counsel, and Chris Lagow, senior vice president, general counsel. (photo courtesy of Carl Anderson, Hampton Roads Photography, for St. Mary’s Home)

NORFOLK, Va. (July 12, 2016) — St. Mary’s Home will hold its first “It’s Fall, Y’all” celebration, presented by PRA Group, with food, live music and family friendly activities to mark the change of season.

“It’s Fall, Y’all” will take place Friday, Sept. 23, the day after the start of autumn, from 5-8 p.m. on the grounds of St. Mary’s Home, across from Sentara Leigh Hospital.

PRA Group, a longtime supporter of the nonprofit home for children and young adults with disabilities, has generously donated $25,000 toward the event. Proceeds will help provide quality, specialized care each young person at St. Mary’s can achieve his or her fullest potential.

Coastal Prosthetics & Orthotics and National Seating & Mobility also are sponsoring the event. Tradition Brewing Co., a new craft brewery in Newport News, has partnered with St. Mary’s to provide adult beverages. Guests also will enjoy BBQ from Malbon Bros., salty seaside oysters from Welton’s Seafood, wine, special desserts provided by St. Mary’s Kid2Kid youth volunteer group, cornhole and other activities, tours of St. Mary’s and live bluegrass music by More Perfect Jones.

Tickets can be purchased online at SaintMarysHome.org or in person at St. Mary’s Home,6171 Kempsville Circle, Norfolk. Early bird tickets purchased by Sept. 1 cost $35 per adult, $20 per youth (under age 21) and $100 for a family pack (two adults and up to three children). After Sept. 1, tickets will increase to $45 for adult, $25 for youth and $125 for the family pack.

About PRA Group: As a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, PRA Group (Nasdaq:PRAA) returns capital to banks and other creditors to help expand financial services for consumers in the Americas and Europe. PRA Group companies collaborate with customers to help them resolve their debt and provide a broad range of additional revenue and recovery services to business and government clients.

PRA has been recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies for three years, one of Forbes‘ Best Small Companies in America for eight consecutive years and one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America in 2016. For more information, visit www.pragroup.com.

About St. Mary’s Home: St. Mary’s Home in Norfolk provides around-the-clock, specialized residential care for 88 children and 12 adults from throughout Virginia who have multiple, severe disabilities. With the opening of The Albero House at St. Mary’s in 2013 to provide care for adults 22 and over, St. Mary’s Home has shortened its name from St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. For more information, visit www.SaintMarysHome.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Sonja Barisic, APR
Director of Marketing Communications
St. Mary’s Home
(757) 352-2700 | cell (757) 412-7071
sbarisic@smhdc.org

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