Youth First’s 22nd Annual Passport to Adventure Benefit Auction

Youth First will host its 22nd Annual Passport to Adventure Benefit Auction, presented by Edward Jones, on Thursday, April 25, 2024. The event takes place at Bally’s Evansville (421 NW Riverside Drive) and features a live and silent auction along with a heartwarming program. The public is invited; doors open at 5:00 pm CT and the program begins at 7:00 pm CT. This highly anticipated event is Youth First’s largest fundraising event and raises much-needed funds for Youth First programs and services.

Attendees will browse hundreds of silent auction items and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres. An easy-to-use mobile bidding experience allows guests to view and bid on auction items from their phone. They will see vacation and experience packages, jewelry, themed baskets, gift cards, designer bags, sports memorabilia, baked goods, and more!

The heartwarming program features a video about Youth First’s mission, an awards ceremony honoring youth, supporters, and educators who benefited from or advocated for Youth First, and an exciting live auction. Guests can raise their paddle as the auctioneer fires up the crowd and announces high bids!

Get ready to bid online beginning April 12! Bidding ends at the conclusion of the event on April 25. If supporters cannot attend in person, they are welcome to bid online and pick up winning items at the Youth First office the following week.

For questions or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Julie Hoon, Youth First’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications, at or Amanda Redenbaugh, Youth First’s Events & Volunteer Coordinator, at

Presenting Sponsor

Passport Sponsors

Cuisine Sponsor

Lieberman Technologies

Silent Auction Sponsors

Ascension St. Vincent Evansville
Bridge Alt
Entrust Solutions Group
Heritage Federal Credit Union
Kaiser Aluminum
Liberty Federal Credit Union
Miller Pipeline
Swat Pest Management
True Rx Health Strategists

First Class Flyer Sponsors

Anchor Industries
Harding Shymanski
Keller Schroeder
William and Mona Wooten

Business Class Flyer Sponsors

Happe & Sons Construction, Inc.
Dennis and Catherine Lamey
Stephen Libs Finer Chocolates
Sterling United Federal Credit Union