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Thursday
19
APR

Local Hero Charity Night

16:00
21:00
Local Pie Bluffton
Event organized by Local Pie Bluffton

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Join us on April 19th for a night honoring our Local Hero, Oscar Frazier Jr. 50% of profits from that evening will go to benefit Oscar's charity of choice, the Lowcountry Crusaders.

Also be sure to try the Oscar “Big Country” Frazier Pie! A garlic olive oil “white pie”, with house mozzarella, mozzarella, sharp provolone, shaved parmesan, house ricotta, Bluffton herbs, chicken, and spinach.

The Lowcountry is a region filled with local heroes, and renowned Hilton Head and Bluffton pizza restaurant Local Pie is launching a program to identify and give them the honor they deserve. Starting on the first of every month Local Pie will be accepting nominations from customers and locals and their hometown heroes - they may be volunteers, medical personnel, fire/rescue, executive directors of nonprofits or other people that have gone above and beyond. Local Pie will choose two heroes, one in Bluffton and one in Hilton Head, who will be asked to create a “Hero Pie” that will be featured for an entire month at each Local Pie location with 20 percent of proceeds for those pies going to the heroes’ charity of choice. Plus, each month Local Pie will host a “Charity Night” with 50 percent of profits going to the heroes’ charity.

Oscar Frazier Jr. was born and raised in the Bluffton/Beaufort area. After graduating from Hilton Head High, he joined the army and moved to Topeka, Kansas. Once his time in the service was through he felt the calling to move back home to Bluffton where he became joined the police department. Shortly thereafter, he was asked to come and speak to the youth at the Boys and Girls Club, which his father had helped to establish. Frazier became so inspired by the kids he met there that he volunteered to be a part of, and eventually assumed leadership in, the Explorers program. This program helps teens aged 12-18 who are interested in a career in law enforcement by giving them the hands-on experience and physical training needed to pursue their career path. The Explorers go further to encourage character-building through volunteer opportunities, as well as, attempting to form a positive connection between teens and police officers in the community.

Frazier now serves as the school resource officer at Bluffton High School which he feels gives him an even greater opportunity to identify potential “Explorers,” stating that he has found four new candidates for the program in just the past month. Furthermore, his school position offers him a more consistent work schedule which has allowed him to volunteer more time to his other passion, coaching youth sports. When asked where his devotion to community and volunteering comes from Frazier says, “growing up my father was a big part of our community. He was always coaching youth sports and when a kid couldn’t afford to join a team he would pay for it out of his own pocket. That’s just the kind of man he was and who I try to be every day.”

Oscar Frazier Jr.’s choice of charity to represent is the Lowcountry Crusaders. Their mission is to inspire youth in our community to make positive life choices; to equip them with the tools and provide enrichment opportunities to promote their personal growth and development while strengthening diversity and understanding in our community. Frazier says of the group, “as a teen, I had the Bluffton Community Center as a place I could always go for support. The Crusaders are working very hard to establish that same kind of support system.” For every Oscar "Big Country" Frazier pie ordered during the month of April, 20% will go to to support this outstanding organization. In addition, 50% of his hero pie sales on April 19th, Oscars Local Hero Charity Night, will go to Lowcountry Crusaders.