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.

Brats, Beer & Brackets @ Youth Challenge
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We can’t wait to celebrate another NCAA Basketball season! Save the date for this annual event for basketball-lovers! Tickets will be available in early 2023. Want to get notified when they’re on sale? Click here to sign up for our email list.

The beer will be flowing, the brats will be delicious, and the brackets will help you WIN BIG! 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.

Want to know how it works?

Auction Style: A “Calcutta Style” auction is unlike traditional office pools, where there are only a handful of winners. In this auction, each winning team, per round, earns a portion of the pot for the “owner” of that team.

Get Your Friends & Family in the Action: A syndicate is a fun way to get together with friends and form a “team” to pool your money together to have more bidding power for certain teams.  If there is a team that has a clear advantage over others (e.g., #1 seeds) then it is likely those teams will auction for the highest “price.”  Your syndicate could outbid others with pooled resources and you can split the winnings of your Tournament team among yourselves.


YC’s Annual Benefit & Auction @ Music Box Supper Club
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
YC's Annual Benefit & Auction @ Music Box Supper Club | Cleveland | Ohio | United States

Save the date for YC’s Annual Benefit & Auction at Music Box Supper Club on April 22, 2023. Tickets will be available in early 2023. Want to get notified when they’re on sale? Click here to sign up for our email list.

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 “buy tickets” 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 will be available in early 2023! Winners will be drawn at the event on April 22.
  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!