Photo Caption (L to R): Outer Banks Relief Foundation Acting Executive Director Deb MacDonald accepts a check from Summer Copeland, General Manager of Black Pelican.
Outer Banks, NC – The Black Pelican Oceanfront Café in Kitty Hawk has long been a generous supporter of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and continued their commitment to the Relief Foundation recently with a donation of the proceeds totaling $4,281.57 from the 9th Annual Paul Shaver Memorial Golf Tournament. Black Pelican has donated over $55,000 to the Foundation over the years from this annual event.
Held on November 2, 2015, the Paul Shaver Memorial Golf Tournament took place at the Sea Scape Golf Links in Kitty Hawk. The tournament is one of the most popular events on the Outer Banks each year. Black Pelican is committed to giving back to our community and ensures that all proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations located in Dare County. “It’s an amazing day of golfing, drinks, food, giveaways and raffles to benefit the local OBX community,” said Summer Copeland, General Manager of Black Pelican, “and we are so thankful to the local businesses and golfers who helped make the golf tournament a big success!” Certainly it has everything to do with the many people who remember fondly the man behind Black Pelican and in whose memory the tournament is held. Paul would certainly be proud of his legacy being carried on in such a giving and impacting way. An avid pilot, he regularly and often flew young burn victims and their families for the Shriners, and together with long-time friend Rex Peters, flew relief missions for Hurricane Katrina victims. The next tournament is scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2016.
About the Outer Banks Relief Foundation
The Outer Banks Relief Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in late 2005. Their mission is to assist citizens in our Outer Banks community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy to themselves and/or their families. Since January, 2006 the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has distributed over $1,380,000 in financial assistance to over 620 applicants who are struggling due to no fault of their own. For more information, please visit outerbanksrelieffoundation.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/outerbanksrelieffoundation/) and Twitter (twitter.com/OBReliefFnd).
About Black Pelican Oceanfront Café
The Black Pelican originally served as historic Lifesaving Station # 6 which was constructed in 1874. Station #6 and its crew served to provide aid for boats and their crews that were stranded along the oceanfront. The building also served as an active weather bureau. The Wright Brothers used information garnered by the weather bureau to plan their experimental flights. In 1903, after their successful First Flight, the Wright Brothers sent the telegraph announcement from Station # 6. In 1993, Station #6 began its new life as the Black Pelican. It’s owner, Paul Shaver, loved travel and adventure. After a trip Paul would come back with new food ideas he was eager to incorporate into the Black Pelican’s menu. Paul passed away unexpectedly in 2006. His passions for fun and good food are their inspiration. For more information, please visit blackpelican.com.