Anchors Aweigh with YC! Annual Benefit & Auction was a smashing success, with nearly $220,000 raised by our generous sponsors and attendees to support our mission.
Our event set sail on April 22 at Music Box Supper Club, where guests enjoyed stunning views of Lake Erie. VIP guests were welcomed aboard with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, and the main event was filled with delicious food and drinks including signature cocktails!
Our fund-a-need program was engaging and heartfelt, and we were moved by the stories shared by speakers about how YC and our community have supported them. Thanks to the generosity of Stacy & Steve Nock and an anonymous donor, we were able to match donations up to $30,000, making the program even more impactful.
A real treasure of the night was our silent auction, which raised a record-breaking amount of over $67,000! Bidders had the opportunity to score some serious loot, including sports memorabilia, vacation packages, and one-of-a-kind experiences. We’re grateful to all of our auction donors and bidders for their generosity and support.
And let’s not forget the $10,000+ Cash Raffle! Congratulations to our lucky winners, Al Yates, Lisa Altobelli, Kevin Flynn, and Mike D’Amato.
Overall, we’re thrilled with the success of this year’s event, and we’re excited to continue our mission of providing adapted sports and recreation programs to young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers in Northeast Ohio. Thanks again to everyone who helped us set sail on this fantastic adventure!
YC is grateful for the support of our sponsors that hoisted our sails as we set our course:
PLATINUM PLUS SPONSORS
First Federal Lakewood
National Safety Apparel
Stacy & Steve Nock
Cohen & Company
The Coticchia Family
Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
First National Bank
The Hardesty/Applegate Family
The Kalt Manufacturing Company
The Retirement (k)oncierage group
Total Benefits Advisors-Mr. Mark Breen
AT & F
School of Rock Cleveland
Brunswick Auto Mart
Buckingham, Doolittle and Burroughs LLC