How 723 Whiskey Bravo Raised $28,000 for Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

723 Whiskey Bravo owners, Skip and Victoria Moore, recently announced that to date, their restaurant has raised over $28,000 to benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) Pierce Family Children’s Center in Defuniak Springs.

They achieved this by accepting $20 or greater donations from guests for the stuffed animal Riley therapy dogs placed on each table over the past 18 months. The Riley stuffed animal dog donations will continue at 723 Whiskey Bravo, located on Scenic Highway 30-A in Seagrove Beach.

The real Riley, an 11-year old Maltese dog, is a registered AKC Therapy Dog who is on the “staff” of Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.

Riley earned his American Kennel Club credentials by completing over 400 therapy visits with the kids at the Center dealing with abusive situations. ECCAC has numerous other therapy dogs at their centers… and Bailey the bunny.

Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center CEO Julie Hurst (Left) with 723 Whiskey Bravo owners Skip and Victoria Moore.

The community-minded Moore’s have actively supported Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center not only with the donations from Riley therapy dogs at their restaurant, but they also donated funds to sponsor a room at the DeFuniak Center.

“Our team at Whiskey Bravo takes pride in sharing the Advocacy Center story to our guests who have generously supported this concept and great cause,” said Moore. “Most importantly, this on-going campaign helps the kids.”

Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect children in Okaloosa and Walton Counties and restore the lives and futures of these impacted children. Their child-friendly centers house a multidisciplinary team of child protection personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement, DCF, therapists, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center staff and volunteers. The501-C-3 non-profit organization has provided services to over 11,000 children over the past 17 years.

For more info, visit www.eccac.org. If abuse is suspected, call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.

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