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Youth Villages Events

Youth Villages offers a number of fundraising events in the following states/regions:

Memphis and the Mid-South

Ultimate 10K & 5K
June 24, 2017 | Davies Plantation Subdivision, Bartlett, Tenn.
The Ultimate 10K & 5K is part of the YV RACES series.
Learn more.

Memphis Mini-thon
July 2017 | Tiger Lane, Memphis, Tenn.
A 2.62 mile race in the heart of Midtown Memphis.

Dodge This! Tournament
August 2017 | Memphis Metro Volleyball, Memphis, Tenn.
Amateur and professional teams compete in a double elimination dodgeball tournament.

Stanky Creek Half & Full Marathon
Sept. 2017 | Bartlett, Tenn.
Join us for an exciting "trail run" event.
Learn more.

IREM Golf Tournament
September 2017 | Cherokee Valley Golf Club, Olive Branch, Miss.
Contact Peggy Schrecker at (901) 275-5237 to play in or sponsor the event.
Learn more.

Tiger Tickets for Kids
Fall 2016 | Memphis, Tenn.
Go Tigers Go! Purchase Memphis Tigers football tickets for children in Youth Villages' programs. Learn more.

Memphis Euro Auto Fest
October 2017 | Youth Villages Bartlett Campus, Bartlett, Tenn.
See classic examples of Jaguar, Mercedes, MG, Porsche, Triumph and more.
Learn more.

Wine on the River
September 30th, 2017
Mud Island River Park, Memphis, TN.

Taste national and international wines while enjoying live music.
Volunteer Registration  Event Details

Rotary Club of Northeast Shelby County Golf Tournament
October 2017 | Colonial Country Club, Memphis, Tenn.
Golf tournament to benefit Youth Villages. For more information, call 901-828-9546.

Soup Sunday
TBA 2018 | FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn.
A wonderful annual tasting event that's great for the whole family.
Learn more.

YV5K & 10Miler
April 1, 2018 | Memphis, Tenn.
The annual YV5K is held every spring to benefit the children of Youth Villages.
Learn more.

Bartlett Pickleball Tourney
April 7-8, 2018 | Bartlett, Tenn.
The annual pickleball tournament is held every spring to benefit the children of Youth Villages. Learn more.

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Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Backpack Heroes
Summer 2017
Be a Backpack Hero to our youth by providing new backpacks and school supplies to the children we serve in Middle Tennessee. Learn more.

Holiday Heroes
2017 Holiday Season
Be a Holiday Hero by providing wish list gifts for a child we serve in Middle Tennessee. The children in the Holiday Heroes program would not receive anything for the holidays without our help. Learn more.

Ultimate Trivia Contest
March 7, 2018
Everything raised will benefit Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee’s Friend In Need program which provides basic needs to local children and families in emergency situations. Register.

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Jackson and West Tennessee

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Second Annual Drive for Youth Villages Golf Classic
Sept. 2017 | Capital City Club Crabapple
Please join us for a fun-filled day to benefit Youth Villages' YVLifeSet program.
Learn more.

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New England

School Supply Shindig
August 2017 | Vanderbilt Kitchen and Bar, Boston, Massachusetts
Join us as we prepare the youth in our programs to go back to school by collecting school supplies and raising some much needed funds.

Holiday Heroes Gift Drive
December 2017 | Boston, Mass.
Thank you to our Youth Villages Holiday Heroes! You are the reason the kids in our program are able to have a very merry holiday season. We look forward to seeing you at our gift drive.

Women of Excellence
TBD 2018 | Boston, Mass.
The annual Women of Excellence Breakfast returns in 2017. We are forming the planning committee. To join, please contact Katie Dilly at 781-937-7931 or email.

Spring Celebration Dinner
April 7, 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts
Join Boston’s top philanthropic leaders for an inspirational evening of networking, fundraising and awareness building for Youth Villages, one of Massachusetts’ top social innovators within the human services sector. Learn more.

Youth Villages Massachusetts’ Cornhole for a Cause
May 2018 | Coppersmith, Boston, Massachusettts
Join Youth Villages to raise funds so youth in our programs are able to participate in extracurricular activities like other kids. With your help, they’ll be able to afford to play on a basketball team, go to summer camp, learn music or go to dance classes.

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North Carolina

Backpack Heroes
Summer 2017 | Boone, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh
Backpack Heroes is a unique opportunity for community members to help children in need start the school year off successfully. This initiative provides new school supplies to children whose families live below the poverty line and are participating in Youth Villages’ programs. Learn more.

Cornhole Tournament - Triangle
Oct. 2017 | American Tobacco Ampitheater, Durham, N.C..
Two-person cornhole teams will compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Team registration and sponsorship opportunities available now.

Holiday Heroes
November-December 2018 | All NC offices
We strive to make sure the holidays are a special time for the kids in our care, but we can't do it without your help! Become a Holiday Hero in North Carolina.

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A Day to Soar: Celebrate Success Breakfast
Fall 2017 | The Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Oregon
Please join us as Youth Villages celebrates children and families served through intensive in-home and residential services. Learn more.


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- 2016 Holiday Heroes gift drive, Dec. 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

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- Holiday Heroes gift drive, Dec. 2016 (North Carolina)

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- Back to School Drive, Aug. 4, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

Photo Gallery - Video - KiteTales: Stories that Soar, June 2016 (Charlotte, North Carolina)

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- 2016 Cornhole for a Cause, May 15, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

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- 2016 Mississippi Tribute to Excellence Gala, April 2016

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- 2016 YV5K & 10Miler, April 16, 2016 (Memphis, Tennessee)

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- 2016 Spring Celebration (Boston, Massachusetts)

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- 2016 Soup Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 (Memphis, Tennessee)

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- 2015 Cornhole for a Cause - Massachusetts, May 31, 2015 (Somerville, Massachusetts)

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- 2015 Cornhole Tournament - Charlotte, N.C.

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- 2015 Youth Villages Massachusetts Spring Celebration, April 28, 2015 (Boston, Massachusetts)

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- 2015 YV5K & 10Miler, April 18, 2015 (Memphis, Tennessee)

Photo Gallery - 2014 Holiday Heroes Gift Drive, Dec. 3, 2014 (Boston, Mass.)

Photo Gallery - 2014 Women of Excellence Breakfast, Oct. 9, 2014 (Boston, Mass.)

Photo Gallery - 2014 YV Cornhole Tournament, Sept. 25, 2014 (Durham, N.C.)

Dodge This! 2014

Photo Gallery - 2014 Dodge This! Tournament, August 2, 2014 (Memphis, Tenn.)

Photo Gallery - 2014 School Supply Shindig, July 30, 2014 (Boston, Mass.)


Photo Gallery - 2014 Ultimate 10k & 5k, June 28, 2014 (Bartlett, Tenn.)

About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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