A mission-based fundraising event celebrating the 2020 Youth of the Year
NET INCOME: $2 MILLION+
Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars features a spectacular evening of fine food, an astounding live auction with world-class trips and unique experiences, and one of the most extensive silent auctions in Metro Phoenix.
This gala is one of the Valley’s most highly anticipated events of the year. This evening celebrates our 13 Youth of the Year and the 11,000 boys and girls in our Clubs.
YOUTH OF THE YEAR
An exceptional teenager from each of our 13 Clubs is chosen to share their story at the event. During the weeks leading up to the event they are trained in public speaking to find their “voice” through storytelling and coaching.
Out of those 13, a “Youth of the Year” is chosen by a panel of esteemed judges.
Each year, a philanthropic community member is chosen as an honorary chair. Past honorary chairs include Senator John McCain, Derrick Hall and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Roger Penske and former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.
Ten high-end auction items, from luxury trips to cars and event tickets, are bid on in a fast-paced auction led by one of the top auctioneers in the nation.
Lining the foyer leading up to the event are an array of silent auction items, which include the latest concert and sporting tickets, dining gift cards and jewelry.
During the event, “Sweeps” takes place where audience members are given the opportunity to donate amounts ranging from $500-$50,000.
5:00pm – Registration, Silent Auction & VIP Reception Begins
5:45pm – Ballroom Opens
6:30pm – Dinner & Program Begins
7:45pm – Silent Auction Closes
9:00pm – STARS Program Concludes
9:00pm – After party at Westin
For those attending the After Party, your car will be available for you at the Main Valet of the hotel.