The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) annual Kieran May Memorial Golf and Gala Weekend is scheduled March 9 and 11.

The weekend kicks off with the gala at 6 p.m. March 9 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Guests will enjoy a black tie optional evening including dinner, live and silent auctions, and a cork wine pull. The live auction will include trips and wine. The popular golf tournament follows on March 11 at Kelly Plantation in Destin. A hole-in-one contest will be sponsored by Sam Taylor for a chance to win a Cadillac.

The benefit weekend is in memory of Kieran May, who passed away in 2012. He was a major supporter of ECCAC in addition to chairing the golf tournament for three years and serving on the board for six years.

“We are honored that Kieran’s wife Caroline and her friends have stepped forward to continue his tradition in support of our kids,” said ECCAC director of development Kim Henderson. “This event provides funds not only to help ECCAC in their mission of helping and healing children who have suffered unimaginable forms of abuse, but will also help us educate children in the community on how they can protect themselves from abuse.”

ECCAC is seeking sponsors, auction items, attendees and golfers. For more information on how you can be a part, call 850-833-9237, ext. 256, or visit