723 Whiskey Bravo owners Skip and Victoria Moore, along with their staff, announced that they have raised $44,869 in the past three years to benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) Pierce Family Children’s Center in Defuniak Springs.
They achieved this by collecting donations of $20 or more for the stuffed animal Riley therapy dogs. The Moores also sponsored a room at the DeFuniak Springs center. The Riley stuffed animal dog donations will continue at 723 Whiskey Bravo on County Highway 30A in Seagrove Beach.
The real Riley, a 12-year old Maltese, is a registered AKC Therapy Dog who is on the “staff” of ECCAC and about to retire from active service. He earned his American Kennel Club credentials by completing more than 400 therapy visits with the kids at the center dealing with abusive situations. ECCAC has eight other therapy dogs at their center with an avid kids’ following.
"It has been our pleasure to help ECCAC, and to have the endearing look-alike Riley stuffed animals on our tables at the restaurant. Our customers are engaged and have generously supported this concept. And, most importantly, this on-going campaign helps the kids,” the Moores said in a joint statement.