Pirates on the Panhandle, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation as outlined by the State of Florida. Operating as a Social Club, we invite other like-minded folk to join our ranks as we get involved in the Navarre community by hosting charitable events to support other non-profit organizations.
Our Club took over the Annual Navarre Beach Car, Bike & Truck Show in 2013 and added a Craft Fair, Food Venders and a live band. Three years ago we hosted the 19th Annual Car Show on the second weekend in October and it was the largest event ever with 144 vehicles participating. We were unable to host the Car Show in '20 due to the High School venue was NOT AVAILABLE due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, we did hold a Cruise-In and over 65 vehicles took part in it. Last year we were given approval to run the event at the Navarre High School and were able to have a very successful event with only a 6 weeks approval notice. This year's event should be the BEST YET with over 35 sponsors; for more information, visit the Car Show website at www.NavarreBeachCarShow.com.
Profits from this event goes into the Club's Charity account which will then be donated to other charitable organizations in our community the following year with over 2K per quarter being given out (please note the list of those organizations that our Club has donated to below). Thru the first three quarters of '22, the Club has donated over $8,200 to other non-profits in the Navarre community so far.
On January 1st 2018, the Club hosted the Inaugural New Year’s Day Pirate Plunge into the Gulf of Mexico with over 500 folks in attendance and raised over 8K to benefit the Weekend Food Program of Navarre. The 2nd Annual Pirate Plunge was a much bigger and better event again benefiting the Weekend Food Program of Navarre. The 3rd Annual Pirate Plunge benefited Food For Vets. Once again, last year's event was postponed due to COVID-19; however, the 5th Pirate Plunge benefiting the Navarre Pregnancy Resource Center was another success this past January 1st with over $5,300 being donated to them. Plans are under way now for the 6th Annual Pirate Plunge with the Club assisting two charities; The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge along with Set Free Refuge.
Since our beginnings in May of 2009, the Club has raised and donated well over $170,000 to the below listed organizations in need of financial assistance within the Navarre community. We welcome candidates to join our Little Band of Pirates to help assist in the planning and support the charitable and social events the Club does while enjoying some Grub & Grog with each other along the way.
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr you ready to come on board and help us help others in our community that need our assistance? We are living proof that NOT all Pirates are bad!
Below you will find a list of the Organizations that the Pirates on the Panhandle have supported since we were formed May 1909.
Pirates on the Panhandle
American Legion Post #32 Navarre
Boy Scouts of America Camp Euchee
Boy Scouts of America Troop #401
Caring & Sharing of South Santa Rosa County
CMS Thomas 'Ric' Landreth's Memorial Monument in Holley
C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors)
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge
EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast
Food For Vets
Greater Navarre Beach Arts Association
Gulf Coast Zoological Society (now Gulf Breeze Zoo)
Heroes on the Water
Hillsdale College ('13 tornado assistance, Moore, OK)
Holley-Navarre Senior Center
Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR)
Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (Take-A-Kid Fishing)
Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
Navarre BlackHawk Memorial Fund
Navarre C.E.R.T (Community
Emergency Response Team)
Navarre Elks Lodge #2787
Navarre High School (several different groups)
Navarre Pregnancy Resource Center
Nic Hubbard, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Deputy
NorthWest Florida Tips (Trauma Program)
PAWS (Panhandle Animal Welfare Society)
Refuge For Woman
Relay For Life
Remembering BlackHawk 11 Ceremony
Santa Rosa County Sheriff Deputy Nic Hubbard
Santa Rosa Kids’ House
Scott Ward Memorial Fund
St. Sylvester Catholic Church’s Youth Program
St. Sylvester Columbiettes
St. Sylvester Knights of Columbus Council #13277
St. Sylvester Church Youth Program
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Starfish Project
Weekend Food Program of Navarre
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Over $170,000 has been raised and donated
to the above organizations since May ‘09