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Wednesday
18
APR

Local Hero Charity Night

16:00
21:00
Local Pie
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Join us on April 18th for a night honoring our Local Hero, Mick Mayers. 50% of profits from that evening will go to benefit Mick's charity of choice, the Seahawk Theater Guild.

Also be sure to try the Mick “Philly” Mayers Pie! With Meatballs, Onions, Peppers, Provolone, Cheddar and with or without Cheese Whiz.

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.

Mick Mayers retired as Deputy Fire Chief of Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue in June of 2017. However, as a member of the Incident Response Coordination Team for the National Disaster Medical System, his retirement was cut short by a very incredibly busy 2017 hurricane season. His role with the IRCT requires Mayers to deploy to hurricane-ravaged areas, quickly set up a base of operations, and work with local and state agencies to assign and manage federal medical assets. This involves assigning medical personnel and distributing equipment to emergency rooms that are overrun with patients, setting up mobile field hospitals, and trying to locate and access people in damaged areas that are in need of medical attention. The Summer of 2017 found his services being required in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, South Florida after Irma, and Puerto Rico following Maria. Oftentimes, he was only able to return home to Hilton Head for a few days before being called to help with another disaster. He manages a team of coordinators and staff numbering between 700-1,000 and his work days consist of long hours and considerable stress. When asked how he manages to keep calm and focused in the midst of such a frantic scenario Mayers states, “you have to train yourself not to personalize the emergency. You don’t dehumanize the people involved but you have to treat it as work. A disaster is just an event. The lack of resources is what causes the emergency.”

When not saving lives, Mick enjoys spending time with his three daughters and enjoys kayaking the waterways of the Island. Mick's "Hero" pizza is the Philly, a salute to his hometown of Philadelphia which, according to him, produces the best firefighters in the world. He has chosen the Seahawk Theater Guild as his charity - for every Mick "Philly" Mayers 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 18th, Mick's Local Hero Charity Night, will go to the Theater Guild.

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