Our Mission Statement:

Our mission as a volunteer organization is to raise money that supports local charities and strengthen our community through the participation in local children’s civic, educational, and athletic activities that enhance the quality of life in our community.

Come Join Us!

We are currently 150+ local men with diverse educational and business backgrounds: Small Business Owners, Retirees and Working Professionals who live in the southern part of New Hanover County.  We welcome men over the age of 21 who want to join us.  Organized in 2014 The Island Men are part social group with various member activities, but we are well known for our focus of creating and managing popular Charity Fund Raising Events to help support children’s educational, civic and athletic activities as well as numerous local charities.

Check out our giving back page to see the latest on what The Island Men are up to in our community.

Premiere Fund Raisers

Flags Across Pleasure Island

The Island Men will deliver and place six 12″ by 18″ American flags at a location of your choice on your property.  CLICK HERE to signup!

Missed Pleasure Island Men

This evening pageant features all the fanfare, drama, excitement and beauty of a Miss America Pageant….only with local men presenting their representation of women. Stay tuned for event dates!

Island Men Mac & Cheese Festival

This annual event that is held in Carolina Beach features a tempting array of macaroni and cheese dishes, and is an indulgent celebration of all things delicious. Event details.

Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Festival

Come join in on the fun, excitement, teamwork, costumes, colors, music and the Carolina Beach waterfront and Marina.  Stay tuned for future Dragon Boat Festival event dates!

The Pleasure Island Golf Cart Rallies

Join us for various holiday themed golf cart rallies around Pleasure Island with decorated golf carts and festive costumes. It is fun for the whole family to enjoy! Check out the events page to find the next rally.

The Island Men Scholarship Golf Outing

This new event is scheduled for Mid-April 2022.  This fundraiser will help support expanding our current Educational Scholarship Program which focuses on helping local graduating high school students and those already enrolled in a 4-year University, a Community College or a qualified Trade School. Currently the Island Men designate five $1000 scholarships in our budget annually to support the program and we look forward to expanding this amount in the future.

Bringing Back the Backyard BBQ Cookoff to the Island 

This former Step Up For Soldiers event was last an Island Event back in 2019.  The Island Men are bringing the event back to the Island with the help of the previous members of Step Up For Soldiers.  The 2022 Backyard BBQ Cookoff will be held at the Recreation Center in Fort Fisher on April 29th and 30th. Event details.