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Dahle gives back, outfits Skipjacks’ weight room
Bay Area Carpets owner again donates carpet and paint

WYE MILLS – Mike Dahle understands the concept of giving back.

Dahle, the owner of Bay Carpets Flooring America in Queenstown, is a familiar face in the Chesapeake College weight room. He figures his most recent weight-room donation – carpet, carpet installation, and paint – is only right.

"I’m here. I make use of it," Dahle said during a recent workout in the refurbished weight room. "After all the things Dr. (Ed) Baker and the college have done for me, this is something I think I should do for the college."

Dr. Baker, the college’s professor of kinesiology and overseer of the weight room, said this is "the second or third time" Dahle has helped renovate the weight room over the last two decades.

"I think it’s nice that somebody like Mike recognizes Chesapeake and supports his local community college," said Dr. Baker of Dahle, who is also past president of the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Queen Anne’s County Economic Development Commission. "Mike is a very community-oriented person."

Members of the college’s maintenance and athletic departments provided much of the muscle in the renovation, including moving equipment in and out of the room, installation of new ceiling tiles and the actual painting.

"I can’t tell you how much I appreciate Mike’s donation, along with the assistance provided by our college staff to get this job done," said Chesapeake College Director of Athletics Frank Szymanski. "Mike has been a very solid supporter of the college in general and the athletic department in particular."

Mike Dahle, right, and Dr. Ed Baker pose in the recently renovated Chesapeake College weight room. Dahle, owner of Bay Carpets Flooring America in Queenstown, donated the paint, carpet, and carpet installation during the recent renovation. Dr. Baker, professor of kinesiology at Chesapeake, and Dahle have worked out together in the weight room for more than two decades.

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