Tribal Charity Paddle Race to benefit ECCAC

Special to GateHouse Media Florida
Register today for The Tribal Charity Paddle Race that will benefit ECCAC 

on Oct. 19 at LuLu’s restaurant at the Mid-Bay Bridge in Destin. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

A new paddle board event, The Tribal Charity Paddle Race, will be held  at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 on the Choctawhatchee Bay at LuLu’s restaurant in Destin to benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.

Paddle Tribe Co. is teaming up with LuLu’s and sponsor Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican. Included in the registration fee of $35 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under is a LuLu’s hamburger or chicken finger meal. Register online at or register day of at 8 a.m.

There will be several medal-winning races including a 1-mile; a 3-mile surf style and displacement for under 50 and 50 and older; a kids 12 and under category; and a big board race team of four, with teams drawn from a hat.

ECCAC provides services in a child-friendly environment to help identify, treat and support children in abusive situations, as well as helping to prevent child abuse through education and prevention programs. With a center in Okaloosa County and the Pierce Family Center in Walton County, they house representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, State Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, licensed mental health counselors, and ECCAC’s staff and volunteers. In ECCAC’s 19-year history, over 12,000 children have received more than 60,000 services at no cost.

For more information, contact Julia at Paddle Tribe Co. at 850-797-2232 or email