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South Walton Academy is raising awareness for students on the Autism Spectrum one swing at a time by hosting our 2nd Annual Tee Up for Autism Golf Tournament on NEW DATE: May 22, 2021 at 9:00am, registration begins at 8:00am. Teams and individuals alike are in for a fun day of golf, food, entertainment and prizes. 

Teams of 4 can sign up for $450, and individuals can play for $125. Blue Mountain Bakery will be providing breakfast and Back Beach BBQ will provide lunch. We'll have prizes, beer, and more! Mulligans for purchase with 1 for $5.00 or the maximum of 4 for $15.00.

This is a charity tournament designed for players of all skill levels so you do not need to be a great "golfer" to support this great cause-or to win for that matter! 

If golf is not your thing, please feel free to register as a volunteer, sponsor or donate prizes.

To learn more about this one of a kind, non-profit school and therapy center that specializes in accommodating all learning styles and abilities, please visit 

Call 850.213.4595 or email for more information on this event or how to sponsor a child.

Click the flyer to register! 



DRAWING POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER DELAY: New drawing date is May 22nd at 3:00pm


Local 30A artist Justin Gaffrey donated this beautiful 30x40 painting for our Tee Up For Autism Event. If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket please click the image. Your donations will go directly to support local children with Autism as well as providing equipment our whole community can enjoy. To learn more about our upcoming additions please click:  

Rain Delay! We have rescheduled Tee Up for Autism for May 22nd. 


We will also extended the raffle to the day of the event . 


If you aren’t registered but would like to, there is still time to get in on this charitable event, enjoy a day of golf, win some pretty cool prizes, and/or raffle to win a chance at a Justin Gaffrey original, all for a good cause!


To join or sponsor Tee Up For Autism please visit:


For a chance to win the raffle for a Justin Gaffrey 30x40 original art painting :

April 24th

7th Annual Cornhole Tournament

Gift Card Fund Raising Program! Go to and enter the code: 99985L6376868 to purchase gift cards. Purchase in advance for things you already plan to buy such as gas, groceries, amazon items, and so many more! A portion of the proceeds will go directly to SWA.

UpComing Events



Virtual RUN WILL BE ADDED in addition to our in Person RUNS...Stayed Tuned!

Color the Coast for Autism Fun Run


from April 4, 2020 to 


Topsail Hill State Park

5K Check-In 8:15 am

5k Race begins: 9:00 am

Fun Run Check-In: 9:15

Fun Run Race begins: 10:00 am

Beach Bash until-2:00 pm

We are working on a virtual run! and we will be offer silent auction items

Thank you To our Color the Coast Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Copper Sponsors

Spirit Nights/Fundraising Events for South Walton Academy

October 5, 2020      Urban Air 4pm-7pm

              October 14, 2020     Pazzo      (ALL DAY)                    


Past Events

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September 28, 2019: Eggs on the Beach

October 5, 2019: South Walton Academy Yard Sale


November 2, 2019: Rosemary Beach Uncorked

November 7, 2019: Beer and Idle Hounds 

November 9, 2019: BBQ, Ball & Blends 

September 19, 2020: 30A Cornhole Tournament 

WE WON 1st Place!

September 19, 2020

Rosemary Beach Foundation has generously pledged $20,000 to sponsor a therapy room at SWA!

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benefiting South Walton Academy


Donors 2018-2019

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Ask us about our naming opportunities.


St. Joe Foundation 

Donated $45,000.00

Back Beach Barbecue 

Donated $5,100.00


Donated $25,000.00

Winner Announced



We are Moving! 


Help Make Change Happen! Donate Now

Past Events:

La Lumiere

Hannah Martin's Birthday Party 2019 Benefitting South Walton Academy, Special Olympics, and Westonwood Ranch 

Proffitt PR
Jessica Proffitt Bracken
(850) 460-7777


About Back Beach Barbecue

Back Beach Barbecue opened in June 2017 by Danny and Monica Cosenzi, the duo behind the famed Restaurant Paradis located in Rosemary Beach. Back Beach Barbecue offers a delicious, refined menu highlighted by 12-hour slow cooked meats, simple homemade sides, gluten free options and four sauces which are made in house. At the center of attention are the restaurant’s two wood fired pits, “Smokey” and “The Bandit”, easily viewed and smelled from the covered patio, outdoor patio or via two garage doors which give the restaurant a true open-air feel. Back Beach Barbecue also offers catering for private and corporate events, delivery and a mobile food truck. The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, beginning at 6:30 a.m. For more information, please follow Back Beach Barbecue on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Information can also be obtained via or by calling 850-249-0822.



Highlands House 06/03/2016

Live music by Luke Langford & the 331 Band

Food, Drinks, Music, and a Silent Auction

We held our first fundraiser on June 3, 2016! It was so much fun and successful! The Highlands House Staff has been wonderful. They have been so helpful and made sure everything was beautiful and delious. Luke Langford and the 331 South Band also donated their time to come play for our event. They were awesome! We had many businesses and local artist donate items of all kinds and we are so grateful to all. Our community has been amazing and without their support we wouldn't be where we are today. Thank you to everyone!

305 Mack Bayou Road  

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Office 850.213.4595

Fax: 850.213.4596
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© 2016 by South Walton Academy A Non-Profit Organization                                                                                             


State of FL Non-profit / 501c3  EIN: 37-1802451


South Walton Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, national origin, or disability.