Winter/Spring 2019 Program Calendar: Click HERE for a PDF of dates and times

Program Descriptions: Click HERE for more info

Win 7 nights in Maui or $5,000 Cash @ Ariel International Center
Apr 13 all-day
Win 7 nights in Maui or $5,000 Cash @ Ariel International Center | Cleveland | Ohio | United States

Your Choice!  Maui for 7 nights & $2,000 travel cash OR $5,000 Cash.  Limited to the 1st 300 entrants.  Drawing April 13th, 2019 at YC Annual Benefit @ Ariel International Center.  Winner need not be present.

Maui for 7 nights & $2,000 travel cash

  • 7-night stay in a one bedroom suite with mountain or garden view at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, Hawaii
  • Includes daily breakfast for two
  • $2,000 cash for travel to use for air, car or island hopping!
  • Winspire booking & concierge service. Subject to availability and one year to book your trip.

The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui rests gracefully on Polo Beach, on the southwest shores of Maui. With a sandy bottom and clear water, it is ideal for snorkeling and discovering tropical fish and turtles swimming near the Wailea Point reef. The resort is located close to Wailea’s five championship golf courses with spectacular ocean views.


$5,000.00 Cash   

$50 per ticket or 3 for $100

Purchase tickets online or Download the raffle form

Race Day @ Lakewood Park
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Race Day @ Lakewood Park | Lakewood | Ohio | United States

Please join Youth Challenge for our 33rd Annual Race Day

Superhero Dash!
5K and 1M Fun Walk/Roll
Saturday, September 22, 2018
in memory of Dave Hardman

Proceeds benefit Youth Challenge

Race time:
5K and 1M Walk/Roll: 9:30am

Same day registration

Superhero costumes encouraged… there will be prizes!

Click here for more information or to register

2nd Annual Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club Golf Outing to benefit YC
Sep 30 @ 7:30 am – 7:45 am

You’re invited to the 2nd Annual Golf Outing presented by the Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club!
All proceeds benefit Youth Challenge

Sunday, September 30, 2018

7:30 am Registration 9:00 am Tee time

$100/player or $350/foursome. Dinner only registration: $35.
Registration deadline: September 14, 2018. Contact Jessica Ison at 216-344-5686 or

For those not able to attend, but interested in donating, checks made out to the Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club will be matched and all proceeds will be given to Youth Challenge!
Learn more here.

Reel Abilities Film Festival “The Rebound” @ Youth Challenge
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm
Reel Abilities Film Festival “The Rebound” @ Youth Challenge | Westlake | Ohio | United States

Youth Challenge will host “The Rebound: A Wheelchair Basketball Documentary” on October 18, 6:00—8:30 p.m. “The Rebound” is an award-winning documentary following the underdog journey of the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team in their quest for a national championship.

Come and be part of an adapted basketball clinic before the film from 5:00–6:00 p.m. Following the film, Team USA and Team YC representatives Bre Sprenger (swimming) and Nelya Schasfoort (track and field) will discuss their respective athletic journeys.

The film is subtitled, CART will be provided, service animals are welcome, parking is free and YC is wheelchair accessible. To request other accommodations contact

For more information, visit

Adapted Ice Breaker @ Thornton Ice Rink, Shaker Heights
Oct 21 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Adapted Ice Breaker @ Thornton Ice Rink, Shaker Heights | Shaker Heights | Ohio | United States

Youth Challenge and Shaker High School Hockey Team invite Shaker Youth Hockey players and families to the 4th annual “Adapted Ice Breaker.”
Event admission is free for the whole family!

4:15-5:15 “Lace up!” with the SHHS Hockey Team
All ages welcome to participate. Pass, shoot and score with the team!  $20 donation information below.

5:15-6:15 Competitive “pay to play” sled hockey game
Test your skills, it’s not as easy as it looks! Join the SHHS team, parents and more in this adapted game. (pants, helmet, elbow pads, gloves required to play)
Limited spots for the “pay to play” sled hockey game are available for $50. To reserve contact SHHS hockey team co-chairs Ethan Weingart or Jeff Hubbard.

Four Shaker Youth Hockey players will join the Varsity starting line on the ice at the Home Opener vs. Gilmore on November 16th for skating through the line and the National Anthem. Your names will be announced with the starting lineup.

(Click here to purchase $20 Lace up! pass) OR Download the event registration form


$1,000 – Sled and Equipment Sponsor
– Company logo or Family name will appear on one Youth Challenge hockey sled 2018/19 season
– Acknowledgement in the YC Challenger Newsletter (circulation 4,000), website and Facebook page
– Banner recognition displayed at event and all Youth Challenge hockey programs 2018/19 season
– 5 passes for “Lace up” & 5 raffle tickets
– 3 spots/participants for a shift in sleds for the sled hockey game

$500 – Sled Sponsor

– Acknowledgement in the YC Challenger newsletter, website and Facebook page
– Recognition at event
– 3 passes for “Lace up” & 3 raffle tickets
– 2 spots/participants for a shift in sleds for the sled hockey game

$250 – Equipment Sponsor

– Acknowledgement in the YC Challenger newsletter, website and Facebook page
– Recognition at event
– 2 passes for “Lace up” & 2 raffle tickets

$100 – “I Love Hockey” Sponsor
– Recognition at event
– 1 pass for “Lace up” and 1 raffle ticket

Make a Donation

Download the sponsorship form

Sponsorship proceeds benefit Youth Challenge and Shaker Varsity Hockey programs (80/20). As 501(c) 3, sponsorships are fully tax deductible.

Battle of the Bartenders @ Around the Corner, Lakewood
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Members of Young Professionals for Youth Challenge take on YC Board members and YC staff in a bartending competition!

Your tips will vote for the best bartender team! Bring cash–all tip proceeds benefit Youth Challenge programs.

Ages 21+

Free Admission
• Food and drinks available for purchase
• Raffles

Can’t make it, but still want to support your favorite team? Use the links below to make a donation. Donate before 9:00PM on Friday, Nov. 2 to help your team in the bartending competition!

Team YP4YC
Meghdeep Mukherjee, Maggie Sullivan, Ryan Winkler

Team Board
Chris Carney, Aubrey Christ, Darren Hilliard, Brendan O’Malley, Beau Warren

Team Staff
Chris Garr, Sean McKinney, Mackenzie Vecchio


Holiday Show @ Magnificat High School Performing Arts Center, Rocky River
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm
Brats, Beer and Brackets @ Youth Challenge
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Young Professionals for Youth Challenge (YP4YC) presents a Calcutta Style Auction for the NCAA March Madness Tournament…

Ages 21+

Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door (includes food and drink)


Bidding for teams will take place in a live auction event. Unlike traditional office pools where there are only a handful of winners, each winning team, per round, earns a portion of the pot for the owner of that team. You don’t need to pick the champion to win prizes!

Betting syndicates encouraged! Get together with friends and form a “team” to pool your money together to have more bidding power.

Sideboards and separate pools will be available at the event.

Proceeds benefit Youth Challenge and are split 50/50 between YC and the Bid pool.

Complimentary childcare will be available by YC teen volunteers, limited spots! Contact

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Steve Kyman

Tim & Lisa Rose