Special Events

Youth Challenge hosts a number of special events each year to help raise funds to support the mission. See below for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

Topgolf Outing @ Topgolf
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our golf committee poses at last year's Topgolf Outing.Take a swing with Youth Challenge on November 2, 2023 at Topgolf!


The YC golf outing has transformed into a Topgolf experience that’s fun for the most experienced golfer to the novice picking up a club for the first time. The event will include multiple rounds of driving range style golf, food, and fun, all to support Youth Challenge’s mission.

New this year, we’re offering multi-bay discounts! Save $50 (or more!) when you book more than one bay. To reserve more than two bays, please contact Carolyn Palmer at (440) 892-1001 x 13.

This event is being sold by the bay (six golfers per bay). If you are interested in individual tickets please contact Carolyn Palmer at 440-892-1001×13 or [email protected].

General event timeline:

  • 6 pm – Arrival, warm up, raffle ticket sales begin
  • 6:30 pm – Welcome and food stations open
  • 7 pm – Tournament begins
  • 8:45 pm – Raffle winners announced and awarded

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors


Corporate Sponsor

Food Sponsored by Mike’s Kids

Bar Sponsored by Reese Pharmaceutical

Corporate Support from Apter Industries

Brats, Beer & Brackets @ Youth Challenge
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us at YC on March 19, 2024 for Brats, Beer & Brackets!

We can’t wait to celebrate another NCAA Basketball season! Save the date for this annual event for basketball-lovers! Tickets will be on sale in early 2024. Questions? Contact Carolyn Palmer at [email protected] or 440-892-1001 x 13.

You can’t beat this for a Tuesday night: juicy brats, cold beer, and an exciting auction experience. Brats, Beer, & Brackets is an exciting Calcutta-style auction for NCAA Tournament basketball teams presented by Young Professionals for Youth Challenge. Bidding for teams will take place in a live auction event. Auction conducted by: Bob Hale of Benefit Auction Services, LLC.

Tickets are $40 each or you can score two tickets for just $70. A catered bratwurst dinner will be provided by NOMAD Culinary and lots of beer and other drinks will be on hand! Reserved tables are available! Tables for 6 guests are just $210 each. Tables for 8 guests are $275.

Grab your friends, neighbors, and family and create a betting syndicate. A syndicate is created where everyone in your group pools their money for increased buying power. New this year, we will be offering a syndicate concierge to manage group payments, payouts, and provide other needed support. Contact Ellen Coticchia at [email protected] for more information.

Take Flight with YC, Annual Benefit & Auction @ The Aviator Event Center & Pub
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Take Flight with YC, Annual Benefit & Auction @ The Aviator Event Center & Pub | Cleveland | Ohio | United States

Save the date for YC’s Annual Benefit & Auction at the Aviator Event Center on April 27, 2024. Tickets will be on sale in early 2024. 

YC’s Annual Benefit & Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year, typically raising more than $200,000 in vital funding for YC programming. The event includes delicious food, an open bar, live entertainment, an exciting fund-a-need program.

Before and during the event, there are lots of great ways to support this YC:

  1. Grab your tickets when they go on sale. If you’re having trouble purchasing your tickets online or would like to purchase over the phone, please give us a call at 440.892.1001 x 12.
  2. Purchase a $10,000 Cash Raffle ticket!  Tickets are just $100 each and can be purchased starting in 2024. Winners will be drawn at the event on April 27 and do not need to be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold and you can win $7,500 or $2,500!
  3. Donate to our fund-a-need! Your donation provides vital programming for young people with physical disabilities and their teen volunteers. No gift is too small to make adventures happen at YC!
  4. Bid on exciting silent auction packages. The auction goes live on Monday, April 22, 2024.