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.

Anchors Aweigh with YC, Annual Benefit & Auction @ Music Box Supper Club
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Save the date for YC’s Annual Benefit & Auction at Music Box Supper Club on April 22, 2023. Click here to purchase your tickets! 

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 by clicking the link above. 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 13.
  2. Purchase a $10,000+ Cash Raffle ticket!  Tickets are just $100 each and can be purchased at www.YouthChallengeSports.com/Raffle. Winners will be drawn at the event on April 22 and do not need to be present to win.
  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 17, 2023. Stay tuned!

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

Platinum Plus Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Stacy & Steve Nock

Silver Sponsors:

Bar Sponsor:

Entertainment Sponsor:

Parking Sponsor:

Technology Sponsor:

Corporate Supporters:


Thank you to all the small businesses supporting our 2023 Auction! The auction will be live on Monday, April 17.

Where Will Color Take You? 5K Race / 1-Mile Walk & Roll @ Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Jun 17 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club in supporting Youth Challenge at Where Will Color Take You?, a 5k race and 1-mile walk & roll at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on June 17, 2023. We can’t wait to see you at the Zoo! Color can, however, take you anywhere, and virtual options are available.

Registration is now open!


Where Will Color Take You? raises vital funds for Youth Challenge. YC brings together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation and social growth activities.

Sherwin-Williams will be generously matching all donations to Youth Challenge, up to $5,000, doubling your impact!

Visit www.YouthChallengeSports.com/RaceGift to donate today. You can also sponsor a Youth Challenge participant and/or family on race day. Thank you for supporting children with disabilities and their teen volunteers!

Interested in volunteering for the race? Sign up today at www.YouthChallengeSports.com/RaceVolunteer!


Special Recognition: In the 1980’s, Dave Hardman, President of the Board of Trustees, had the vision to support Youth Challenge through an annual Race Day. More than 35 years later, Youth Challenge is excited to partner with Sherwin-Williams and expand Dave’s vision! We are so grateful to the Hardman Family for their support spanning more than three decades.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Champion Sponsor:

Color Sponsor:

Friend Sponsors:

Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Carolyn Palmer at [email protected].