September Newsletter

September Advocacy Alert
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center Monthly Newsletter
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The ECCAC is excited to be involved in another year of the Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament on  Sunday, October 1  at 12:30 p.m. at  Destin Commons . Participants in the double elimination tournament will enjoy a beer garden, compliments of  World of Beer , with bottomless craft beer, mimosas, Bloody Marys, Belgian pretzels, wings and corndogs. Winners will receive cash prizes including a Grand Prize of $500! Teams of two can register for $100. Day of registration is $120 per team with sign up from 11am to 12pm or until all spots are filled. Spectators can also enjoy the beer garden by purchasing a wristband for $25 here.

During the tournament, spectators and cornhole enthusiasts will be able to bid on the custom painted boards decorated by local artists Melanie Moore, Alex Pottinger, Velia Lala, Patti Gillespie, and Travis Gibbs. 
 
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is gearing up to host the 10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. The festival starts with a Beer From Around Here tasting on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with local breweries such as Destin Brewery, Grayton Beer Company, Idyll Hounds Brewing Company and Props Brewery. Then on Saturday, Marlin Grill is hosting the VIP Party from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with the Craft Beer Tasting following from 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. Read more and purchase tickets here
 
Give back to the community by donating blood with the OneBlood Bus on Friday, October 20 at the Pierce Family Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Donors will receive a free wellness checkup, which includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 and older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. A photo ID is required of all donors. 

Your Child And Smartphones: A Class For Parents
Save the date, because Verizon has teamed up with the Walton County Sheriff's Department to lead an educational class for parents on Monday, October 30. Stay tuned to the ECCAC's Facebook page for more details.

The Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center has a lot going on and we could use some volunteers!  If you are interested in any of the opportunities below or have questions, please email  Chelsea@ECCAC.org  or call (850) 833-9237 ext. 256.

Events
Volunteers are needed for the Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament at Destin Commons on Sunday, October 1. Volunteers slots are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to set up, and from 12:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. to serve as referees. 

We are looking for volunteers for the 10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival   at   The Village of Baytowne Wharf  on October 12 and 14. Volunteer slots are Thursday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday, October 14 there are multiple volunteer opportunities available from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you volunteer for an early shift, you will get a free ticket to enjoy some of the festival, and if you volunteer during the festival, you will get to create your own six pack of craft beer to take home with you and enjoy! 


The ECCAC is looking for donations of the following items...

Halloween Candy
Trick or treat, the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center is looking for candy donations! You can drop off individually wrapped bags of candy at either of our Centers. 

Teenage Clothing and Hygiene Products 
The ECCAC is currently accepting donations of teenager's clothing for boys and girls. We are also accepting donations for hygiene products, from deodorant to toothbrushes and everything in between. 

We would like to thank the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation  for their generous donation of $225,000 to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center ! As a beneficiary of the annual wine auction, the ECCAC uses the proceeds from this fundraiser to help all children on the Emerald Coast. 

Labor Day kicked off early, thanks to the Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, which benefitted the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center! Presented by Visit South Walton , this annual race runs through the Nature Trail, and offers runners a beautiful course. Afterwards, guests stuck around for music, food, drinks, and a bounce house! 


 
Ladies put their hair up and let down their wigs at the 3rd Annual Wiggin' Out For A Cause event, presented by Grand Boulevard ! This ladies night out, located inside  Emerald Coast Theatre Company 's space, featured primping and pampering from Avantgarde Salon & Spa , a photo booth by Epic Photo Co. , silent auction, entertainment from DJ Vladi , and much more. We'd like to thank all of our sponsors for helping the night be such a huge success: 30A Television , Community Broadcasters, LLC. ( 103.1 The Blaze , Highway 98.1 Country , 102.1 The Wave , and Q92 ), Dixie RV Super Stores , Emerald Ladies Journal , Inside the Gates , N2 Publishing , Proffitt PR , Red8 Creative , Silver Sands Premium Outlets , and Velia Lala Fine Art


Our first ever Team Up & Tailgate Party was a touchdown! Presented by Destin Commons , this football themed party offered guests the chance to show their team spirit while raising money for a great cause. We'd like to thank our sponsors for their generous support: Destin Commons , Dixie RV Super Stores , and Silver Sands Premium Outlets . 


After the tailgate party ended, the annual Kieran May Memorial Golf Tournament teed up at Kelly Plantation Golf Club ! Golfers enjoyed 18 holes of golf, along with a putting tournament, refreshments, and more, making the weekend a hole-in-one! 





September "Fresh Baked' Sponsor
Sandestin Wine Festival




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