PREVIEW: Brats, Beer and Brackets is BACK!

Calling all basketball lovers, get ready to win big at Brats, Beer, and Brackets! This event, presented by Charles Schwab and hosted by Young Professionals for YC, will be held once again at Youth Challenge on March 14, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Auctioneer Bob Hale of Benefit Auction Services LLC and YC alumni Brandon Lewis and Brandon Larador, who are sportscasters for Believeland Media LLC, will host the Calcutta-style auction, so you can bid on which NCAA basketball teams you expect to win during March Madness. Each time one of your teams wins, you win a portion of the pot. Pool your money with friends to bid on higher-seeded teams!

In 2023, we will not only have the juicy brats, cold beer, and exciting auction you know and love but also several NEW updates, including:

  • Reserved tables: Reserved tables are available! Tables for six guests are just $210 each. Tables for eight guests are $275. Purchase your table here.
  • You Could Win $400: You could win just for participating in the event! When you enter the event, purchase a 50/50 sideboard, buy an auction package, or donate to the Fund-a-Need, you’ll receive a raffle ticket. At the end of the night, we’ll select one winner of $400!
  • Betting Syndicate Concierge: Grab your friends, neighbors, and family! A syndicate is created when everyone in your group pools their money for increased buying power. New this year, we will offer a syndicate concierge to manage group payments and payouts, and provide other needed support. Register your syndicate by clicking here. Contact Carolyn Palmer at [email protected] for more information.
  • Smoothies: Grab a smoothie from YC WOOthies, an initiative of the participant alumni entrepreneurship team. YC WOOthies is an initiative that will teach alumni and YELP participants job skills, promote healthy eating in the Greater Cleveland area and raise funds and awareness for YC. Enjoy a delicious strawberry mango or banana blueberry smoothie and support our alumni at their first big event of the year!

Youth Challenge will receive 50% of all proceeds from the live auction and sideboards. The other 50% will be divided amongst the winners for each raffle and auction.

Tickets for Brats, Beer, and Brackets are $40 each, or you can score two tickets for just $70. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate NCAA sports while supporting adapted sports for young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers! Click here to register online.