The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center will host a Team Up & Tailgate Party at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 on the top floor of the office building adjacent to the parking garage in Destin Commons. This event will take the place of ECCAC’s annual Gala and will be casual attire with guests pretending they’re at a real tailgate party.

A football theme décor will prevail with many activities, including a cornhole competition, wine pong, live and silent auctions and plenty of music, food and drinks … just like a tailgate party. Purchase a table for 10 for $1,000 and it will be decorated in your choice of team colors. Individual tickets are also available at $125 per person.

The next day, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. is the annual Kieran May Memorial Golf Classic at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. The Team-up & Tailgate Party theme will be followed at the golf tournament.

For a $1,600 donation, donors will receive eight Team Up & Tailgate Party tickets, plus a foursome for the golf tournament. For one golfer and two tickets to the Team Up & Tailgate Party, the cost is $400. Event tickets can be purchased online at For sponsorship information, or information, call 850-833-9237, ext. 283.