Our Mission

The Mission of the Emerald Coast Gator Club® is to foster and enhance the relationship between the University of Florida, its alumni, students and friends; and to support the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service.

Our members hail from Okaloosa and Walton counties which include the cities of Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin, Crestview, and the Beaches of 30-A.

The Emerald Coast Gator Club is an affiliated organization of the UF Alumni Association (UFAA)


What We Do

We meet regularly to watch sporting events as a group and we also get together for community-service activities. From time to time we host special guests and receive information regarding the University of Florida. Coaches, sports writers, and famous alumni periodically visit our area and often will serve as speakers for ECGC events.

Many members of our group volunteer time with “International Gator Day”, and other activities.

During all of these events, we raise funds to provide scholarships to local students that attend UF. 


Where We Meet

The Emerald Coast Gator Club watches games at Harry T’s Light House on the Destin Harbor. This is also where we hold meetings, host guest speakers, and have fund-raising events.

Harry T’s has quite possibly the most scenic view you will ever find. It also has a huge drink selection, TV’s everywhere, and is located at the heart of Destin’s HarborWalk.


How To Contact Us

The best way to contact our club is via e-mail at info@emeraldcoastgatorclub.org, or just come to a Game Watch Party!  Board members are always available at a Game Watch to answer any questions.