To report a case of child abuse, call the Abuse Hotline at 1 800 96ABUSE Learn More
Located at the Marilyn Kapner Levin Center for Children’s Advocacy and Child Abuse Prevention and the Allen R. Levin Family Advocacy and Education Wing


Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival

  • Location: Bayview Park
  • Date: September 8, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am
  • Cost: $2500 for a corporate team, $1500 for a non-profit, early bird discounts available


Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 300 meters across Bayou Texar in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. The sport brings social groups and businesses alike down to the water to bond and compete, building a stronger sense of “team” with every stroke. From vets to newbies, anyone can have a good time – they’ve made sure there’s plenty of time to kick back (or thrown down!) between races.

Panhandle Charitable Open

  • Location: Marcus Pointe Golf Club & Stonebrook Golf Course
  • Date: September 28 - 29, 2018
  • Cost: varied
The Panhandle Charitable Open established in memory of my son John Ryan Peacock, is a 2 day, 2 person best ball golf tournament benefitting local charities.
The Panhandle Charitable Open established in memory of John Peacock's son, John Ryan Peacock, is a 2 day, 2 person best ball golf tournament benefitting local charities. The main charities this year will be Gulf Coast Kid's House, Council On Aging, and Child Guardian Inc. The website is

Breaking the Silence Luncheon

  • Location: Pensacola Yacht Club
  • Date: October 16, 2018
  • Time: 11:30am
  • Cost: Complimentary - invite only event

More details to follow

Recent Past Events

Brunch & Bubbles 2018

  • Location: Portofino Island Resort
  • Address: 10 Portofino Dr, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561
  • Date: May 20, 2018
  • Time: 11am
  • Cost: Sold out

Join our honorary chairs, Mike and Terri Papantonio, sound side for a champagne brunch provided by local chefs from your favorite restaurants like The Grand Marlin, Union Public House, and H20 at the Hilton.  Guests will enjoy live music provided by the talented John Ripley while sipping endless cocktails and bidding on silent and live auctions of "experience" packages. 

This year's Brunch & Bubbles is presented by Sandy Sansing Dealerships.

Email for sponsorship information.



Chocolate Fest 2018

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Now in its 15th year, Chocolate Fest is an annual fundraiser benefiting Gulf Coast Kid’s House. As you walk through the corridors of Cordova Mall, you fill up your “to-go” box with mouth-watering chocolate treats donated by popular local restaurants.

  • Location: Cordova Mall
  • Address: 5100 N. 9th Ave.
  • Date: April 7, 2018
  • Time: VIP from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. / General Admission: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 VIP Entry and $15 General Admission

Please join the Gulf Coast Kid’s House for Chocolate Fest 2018, presented by Sandy Sansing Dealerships.  We will present our 15th annual chocolate lover’s extravaganza on Saturday, April 7 at Cordova Mall. Attendees may purchase a VIP ticket for $20 for exclusive access from 12 – 1 pm or a General Admission ticket for $15 and attend from 1-3 pm.

Purchase Tickets Here!

VIP Tickets $20 (12-1 PM)
Ticket holders will be allowed early access to Chocolate Fest from 12 – 1 PM!

$15 General admission (1-3 PM)
Tickets will be  available at the door on Saturday, April 7 in Center Court of Cordova Mall if still available.

This chocolate is for a cause.  By participating in the 15th Annual Chocolate Fest, you are helping to raise funds that ensure child victims of abuse and neglect receive timely, effective and streamlined treatment.  

Pensacola Chocolate Fest Chocolatiers

Congratulations to the 2017 People’s Choice Award Restaurant:  Szotiski’s Cheesecakes!

Interested in showcasing your chocolate creations at the 2018 Chocolate Fest?  All we ask is that Chocolatiers bring 1,200 bite-size samples of your best chocolate creation!  Bring marketing material and table decorations and use this as a chance to really promote your business! Call 595-5783 or email for more information.

2018 Chocolatiers

  • and many more to be announced!

Want to participate?  Click here to download a participant form

 Thank you Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor

Sandy Sansing Dealerships


Grande Latte


Cumulus Media



Cox Communications

Cat Country 98.7/ News Radio 1620




Baptist Health Care

Live Oak Landscape, Inc.

Gulf Power

Ready Set Smile



Navy Federal Credit Union

Sacred Heart Health Systems

Merrill Lynch - Prim Associates


Chocolate Kiss

Beroset & Keene, Attorneys at Law

McMahon & Hadder Insurance

Regymen Fitness Pensacola powered by Seacrest Fitness Company

Westerheim Properties




Pensacola Ice Flyers


Pensacola Opera
Cactus Flower Cafe
National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

Want to become a sponsor?  Click here to download a form

Pancakes with Santa

  • Location: Gulf Coast Kid's House
  • Date: November 18, 2017
  • Time: 8-10:30am
  • Cost: $10, Children 3 and under are free

One of our favorite holiday events put on by Cordova Rotary has moved up this year to Saturday, November 18th! Barrent McClean Photography will provide family photography perfect for holiday cards. Breakfast, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and activities with Santa's elves.  Fun for the whole family, we hope to see you there! 

*Parents of children 3 and under, please purchase a ticket for yourself and then children will be admitted free. We will have gluten free pancakes available for those with dietary restrictions. 

Tickets are no longer available online, but will be sold at the door for $10.  We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Win A Football Fan's Dream Getaway! - Congratulations to the Fayards who are headed to Dallas!


  • Date: November 5 - 30, 2017

Congratulations to our winner was Greg Fayard!

Thank you all for your support of GCKH!



Taste of Tailgating

The Taste of Tailgating presented by the Union Public House to benefit the Gulf Coast Kid's House.

WHAT: Taste of Tailgating
Similar to our Wine and Swine events, the Taste of Tailgating will be a fun benefit focused around great food (ALL YOU CAN EAT), tasty drinks, and good company. Saints vs Bucs and Falcons vs Panthers games begin at noon and GCKH will host games and festivities throughout the event. 

WHEN: Sunday, November 5th, 2017 11:30-3:30 pm

WHERE: Union Public House at 309 S. Reus Street

PRICE: General Admission is $50 per person; $60 day of.
VIP Whiskey/Bourbon Tasting add on for $20 per person; $25 day of. Tickets are available by calling or visiting UPH and speaking with Carey Stabenau at 850-607-6851 or 850-607-6320.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!!!! Please call GCKH at 850-595-5800 for more details.

Click here to download form

  • Location: Union Public House
  • Address: 309 S Reus St, Pensacola, Florida 32502
  • Date: November 5, 2017
  • Time: 11:30am
  • Cost: $50, $20 VIP Whiskey tasting add on

-Buffalo Deviled Eggs with Crispy Chicken Skin
-House Charcuterie and Artisan Cheese Boards with House Pickles, Mustards, and Condiments

-Pastrami and White Cheddar Sliders with House Pickles and Hot Beer Mustard
-Collard and Cabbage Slaw with Apple Cider and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette 
-Molasses Cured and 12 Hour Smoked Pork Butts with Red Serrano BBQ Sauce
-Whole Smoked Beer Can Chickens with White BBQ Sauce and House Pickles
-Sweet Potato "Nachos"
-Charred and Smoked Parsnips with Lemon and Thyme Vinaigrette
-Garlic Knotts

-Maple Spiced Apple Cobbler with Caramel Swirl Gelato
-Football shortbread cookies

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