Youth First 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Passport to Adventure Auction Preview and Youth First Awards Reception

Presented by Romain Cross Pointe Auto Park

Event Information:

Thursday, April 19, 2018
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Tropicana’s Riverfront Pavilion
Online bidding begins April 7; click here to register and RSVP.


The evening will include a preview of Youth First’s signature Passport to Adventure Auction, the Youth First Awards Reception, and light refreshments. Young people who have benefited from Youth First’s programs and services will be honored with the Don Mattingly Youth Award and the Carol Lynch Advocate of Youth First Award. Auction items and experience packages will be on display for viewing and bidding; the auction will close the evening of April 21 at the Edward Jones Emerald Gala Celebrating Youth First’s 20th Anniversary.

Edward Jones Emerald Gala Celebrating Youth First’s 20th Anniversary

Event Information:

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Doors open – 5:30 pm; Dinner served – 7:00 pm
Tropicana’s Riverfront Pavilion
Hors d’oeuvres | Dinner | Program | Silent & Live Auctions | Dancing & Entertainment with The PITS 

The Edward Jones Emerald Gala commemorates Youth First’s 20th anniversary by honoring all of the supporters who continue to protect and heal the hearts of youth and families. It features an anniversary edition of Youth First’s Passport to Adventure Auction, a formal dinner, and music and dancing with The PITS. Limited tickets and sponsorships are still available.

To purchase tickets and/or inquire about a sponsorship, contact Linda Wicker, Events and Campaigns Manager, at or 812-421-8336 ext. 112.

Title Sponsor

Auction Presenting Sponsor

Romain Cross Pointe Auto Park

Mission Sponsor

Bose Public Affairs Group

Awards Sponsor

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana

Cuisine Sponsors

American Legacy Fishing Co.

St. Vincent Hospital for Women & Children

Entertainment Sponsors

Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union

Field & Main Bank

Gala Auction Sponsors

Banterra Bank

Deaconess Health System

Regency Commercial Associates