If you’ve played golf on Seabrook in the past four years, it’s possible that the gentleman who got you going onto the first tee was a local celebrity. The Post & Courier columnist Warren Peper, who works as a starter at Seabrook Island Club in his spare time, shared his background and experience at the August 3 meeting of the Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook.
Mr. Peper has a long history with media in Charleston, having been a sportscaster and news anchor in the area for 35 years. After that he joined The Post & Courier, writing a weekly column “I’m just sayin” for the past 12 years. His roots in Charleston go back to when he moved here at the age of 13, and later graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1974. One of his most vivid memories was seeing Don McLean sing “American Pie” at a concert in Charleston in 1972, and this was a topic for one of his recent columns for the 50th anniversary of the song. While Mr. Peper claims that his column is like Seinfeld in that “it’s a show about nothing”, he connects with his audience with common experiences and interesting insights into the world that he sees.
One of his priorities is embracing our community with his column and another is his active involvement. He recognized the work that the Exchange Club has done on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands, particularly the work that club member John Carpenter and others have done with the Sea Islands Water Wellness Mission. As a lifelong sports fan and sports broadcaster, Mr. Peper also spoke of the recent passing of two legends in sports, broadcaster Vin Scully and basketball hall of famer Bill Russell.
The Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook is a service organization committed to community enrichment through the support and development of programs focusing on four major areas: the prevention of child abuse, youth development and education, Americanism; and community outreach. The club holds meetings and sponsors other events to enrich the lives of members and our community. If you are interested in learning more about us, please fill out a membership application form at https://ecks.memberclicks.net/, or contact Bob Leggett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Submitted by Thad Peterson for the Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook