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Jim Rice
Jim Rice(Photo taken from the Shaw’s and Star Market website)

Shaw’s and Star Market, the West Bridgewater-based chain that operates 155 supermarkets in five New England states, said it is scheduled to present a $50,000 check to Project RISE, a nonprofit that provides educational services to at-risk children from the Boston area.

A Friday presentation is set to take place at Thayer Academy in Braintree.

Project RISE, which stands for Respect, Integrity, and Success through Education, hosts a seven-week academic and cultural enrichment camp for 150 children between the ages of 8 and 17.

Among the dignitaries expected to attend the ceremony are Project RISE head Rob Dixon, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, State Representative Dan Cullinane, representatives from the City of Boston Mayor’s Office and Neighborhood Services, and Shaw’s president Jim Rice.

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“Giving children the opportunity to gain academic ground and prepare for higher education builds a better future for everyone in Boston,” Rice said in a statement.

The Shaw’s and Star Market chain is now owned by New Albertson’s Inc.


Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.