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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.

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.  At Gulf Coast Kid’s House, we facilitate a collaborative response to the abuse cases; ensuring that medical exams, recorded interviews, prosecution, and mental health counseling occur in one child-friendly facility.  This “one-stop” concept greatly reduces the trauma children experience and leads to better case outcomes.  In 2017, GCKH provided services to over 3,800 child victims of abuse and neglect.  Please consider joining us for Chocolate Fest 2018.  This annual event brings much needed awareness and support to GCKH and child abuse issues.

GCKH serves a critical role in our community, giving abused children a safe, child-centered place to report the abuse they have suffered and providing timely, effective assistance designed to address the specific trauma each child has experienced. Through this coordinated effort, children and families experience reduced trauma and better case coordination, leading to better case outcomes.

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

Want to participate?  Click here to download a participant form

Tickets - On Sale TBD

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.


Thank you Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor

Sandy Sansing Dealerships


Grande Latte




Cox Communications



Baptist Health Care

Live Oak Landscape, Inc.



Navy Federal Credit Union



Pensacola Ice Flyers


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

Recent Past Events

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.

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

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!



Panhandle Charitable Open

The Panhandle Charitable Open, a 501c3 non profit organization has raised thousands of dollars for local charities thanks to the generous support of businesses and individuals like you. The success in recent years of the PCO enabled our board to donate over $915,000 to charities such as Child Guardians, Inc., Gulf Coast Kids House, Council on Aging of West Florida, Children's Home Society, and Santa Rosa Kids House.

  • Location: Marcus Pointe Golf Club & Stonebrook Golf Course
  • Date: September 28 - 30, 2017
  • Time: See below
  • Cost: Sponsorships available

Thursday Evening—September 28

FORE! Charity Par-Tee! at Sanders Beach Corrine Jones Community Center

  • 6-10 p.m.: Dinner by Four Seasons Catering and Eatery, Silent and Live Auctions, and Entertainment by Comedian Tom Cotter

Friday Afternoon—September 29

Golf at Marcus Pointe Golf Club and Stonebrook Golf Club

  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Lunch, Registration, and Driving Range
  • 12 p.m.: Shotgun Start

Saturday Morning—September 30

Golf at Marcus Pointe Golf Club and Stonebrook Golf Club

  • 7-7:45 a.m.: Breakfast, Check-In, and Driving Range
  • 8 a.m.: Shotgun Start

Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival


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.

  • Location: Bayview Park
  • Date: September 9, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 am
  • Cost: $2000 for a corporate team, $1000 for a non-profit

Head over to their website to get your team signed up!

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