PREVIEW: YC Rocks Live! Annual Benefit and Auction (Top 3 Reasons to Go!)

It’s almost time to party like a rock star!

Darnell hikes Cuyahoga Valley National Park with help of specialized wheelchair.
Proceeds from YC Rocks Live! Annual Benefit and Auction will give participants like Darnell the opportunity to enjoy outdoor adventures.

YC Rocks Live! Annual Benefit & Auction will be held on March 26 from 7:00 pm-11:00 pm at the Cleveland Agora. There’s a lot you won’t want to miss, but here are our top three reasons to go:

  1. The Silent Auction and Raffle Check out the must-have packages at the Agora or bid online starting on March 21. Anyone can bid, even if you’re not attending the event. Bidding ends at 10 pm on March 26. Don’t forget to enter the $10,000 cash raffle with a grand prize drawing of $7,500, and a second-place drawing of $2,500. Only 300 tickets will be sold, and tickets have sold out two years in a row. Grab yours now at! You don’t have to be at the event to win big, but you should come anyway (see #2).
  2. The Party Enjoy delicious food from Italian Creations and an open bar, and rock ‘n’ roll all night with groovy entertainment from DJ Mattitude. An exclusive VIP reception for benefit sponsors will feature live entertainment, specialty cocktails, and food inside the Agora Ballroom. Dress in your old band t-shirts, or as your favorite rock star.
  3. The Cause Did you know the benefit accounts for around 25% of YC’s annual budget each year? You will have an opportunity at the benefit to support outdoor adventures at YC, including hiking, hand cycling, kayaking, and more. After alumni participant Darnell enjoyed a hike with YC at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park through the help of a specialized wheelchair, he said, “The experience was awesome. I’ve never done like that. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Tickets for the Annual Benefit & Auction cost just $125 a person, with a special young professional 4-pack deal for $300 ($75 per ticket) for young professionals. Contact Carolyn Palmer at [email protected] for the YP discount code. Grab your tickets today at!

For the safety of all event attendees and the young people served by Youth Challenge, all event guests must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative within 72 hours of the event. Masks are encouraged for all attendees when not actively eating or drinking. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or any other contagious illness before the event, do not attend. Please note, this policy may change before the event and all attendees will be sent the updated policy.

Buy your tickets today!