Mike Kelly Continuing Important Legacy with Community Foundation

Story By Kip Tabb

Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern and Restaurant, Mike Kelly’s signature restaurant, closes for good soon, the land sold for development of a supermarket. But with Mako Mike’s and Pamlico Jack’s restaurants still open, as well as the company’s catering service, Kelly is still very much a part of the Outer Banks community.

Known for his generous contributions to the local area, Kelly has worked almost exclusively through the Outer Banks Community Foundation to target his giving, much of the funds coming from his annual golf tournament.

After the 24th Kelly Hospitality Group Annual Charity Golf Tournament wrapped up, Mike had a chance to reflect upon this year and tournaments past, and what it has meant to him and his family to be able to give back to the local community.

“We’ve raised a little over $300,000 in the golf tournaments,” he said. “We’ve given away $300,000 and because of the growth and because of the money we’ve put into it, we still have a little more than $300,000 in it (the fund). That’s amazing.”

Click here to read more about this family, their fund, and giving back to the Outer Banks in the Outer Banks Voice.