We invite you to join us in celebrating our Youth of the Year finalists at our signature gala. Enjoy an evening which features a silent auction, live auction, dinner and our teens’ inspiring stories of triumph and transformation.

Friday, February 28, 2020

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
Resort & Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
5:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

Please contact events@bgcs.org for ticket information.

Learn more about the 2020 finalists.

Live Auction Packages

Lights Out With David Spade

The Lights Out with David Spade package will put you on the set of superstar funnyman David Spade’s new late-night series for a live filming in Los Angeles.

Raised in Scottsdale, you know him from his tenure on Saturday Night Live and big screen hits like Tommy Boy, Grown Ups 1 & 2, Joe Dirt, and The Emperor’s New Groove.

This package includes a $400 Southwest Airlines voucher, 4 VIP audience seats to Comedy Central’s Lights Out with David Spade, a meet and greet with David Spade, a backstage tour, and photos on the set. To make this experience complete, you’ll take home a swag bag of show merchandise.

*Must be 18 to attend the filming. Package must be used by July 8, 2020.

Ice Iceland Baby

Reykjavik, Iceland is a unique destination that offers pristine nature, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture. As the most northerly capital in the world, Reykjavik sits at the south-west extreme of Iceland. Volcanoes and glaciers sit side-by-side in this land of fire and snow.

One day you will explore the old town center, the Parliament, the harbor, the Hofdi house, and the Hallgrimskirkja Church, whose steeple is a Reykjavfk landmark. Then, visit the impressive Perlan (‘The Pearl’), a remarkable glass domed structure unique to Iceland. Then you’re off to search the skies for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), among the most spectacular phenomena on earth.

This trip includes round-trip airfare for two, a four-night hotel stay, two private tours, and plenty of time left to explore all the city has to offer.

Big Apple Like A Boss

Ever want to wake up in the city that never sleeps to find you’re king of the hill, top of the heap?

Get ready to bid on this Big Apple Like a Boss whirlwind vacation experience in New York City. You’ll receive an $800 Southwest Airlines voucher, and like a boss, a car service will take you from the airport to your 2-night stay at a luxury hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

While you are there, you and your guest will enjoy a Broadway show, a backstage tour of Carnegie Hall, you’ll dine at the iconic Russian Tea Room as well as Duck’s Eatery in the East Village where Will Horowitz, owner and head chef, will treat you to a personal cooking class.

And like a superstar boss, you’ll have your very own photoshoot in New York City.

The Ultimate Fan Experience

Get the ultimate sports hookup with amazing access and unforgettable experiences you’ll be telling friends about for years to come. This package includes:

  • 4 tickets to watch a Diamondbacks game from prime seats right behind home plate at Chase Field.
  • Tickets to a Coyotes game where you will ride shotgun on the Zamboni.
  • 4 Tickets to a Chicago Cubs spring training game where you will throw out the first pitch.
  • Experience a Phoenix Suns game from a private executive suite at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
  • Lunch and shopping with Coyotes Captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.

San Diego Oceanfront Escape

Escape to a fabulous 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom Mission Beach penthouse condo overlooking the Pacific Ocean for 7 nights of sunsets and 8 days of relaxation and rejuvenation. You’ll get a $500 gift card to spend toward golf or merchandise at the legendary scenic Torrey Pines Golf Course, where the greatest golfers in the world will compete in the 2021 U.S. Open Championship. With 40 award-winning wines to choose from, you’ll find a favorite while you are wine tasting at Rancho Capistrano, Orange County’s largest winery. You’ll also get a variety of gift cards to dine at local San Diego hot spots.

*Condo not available June 27 – August 1.

Party of 8 With Chef Chris Bianco

If you are the winning bidder on this package, world-famous pizzaiolo Chef Chris Bianco will host your private party of 8 at his restaurant.

Chef Bianco will make you and your guests feel just as special as the countless celebrities he has served including Oprah and Jimmy Kimmel. Called a chef and philosopher by the Phoenix New Times, Chef Bianco is known for his quotable storytelling while he cooks.

Buon Appetito!

Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Adventure

There’s nothing better than a good ‘ol classic. This trip for two to Kentucky includes airfare, four days and three nights lodging, and two full days of distillery tours.

With your Kentucky Bourbon Trail® passport in hand, get ready to sip, stroll and savor your way through this six-distillery adventure.

  • Tour Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey
  • Bottle of Maker’s Mark to hand dip in their iconic red wax
  • Exclusive tours of the grounds, learn details of the mechanical, chemical, technical, and sensory aspects of producing bourbon
  • Special tastings

*Must be 21 to bid on this item.

Napa on the Fly

Are you ready for the ultimate Napa Valley vacation experience?

You and your 5 guests will board a private jet to Napa Valley where you will enjoy 3 days and 2 nights of luxurious accommodations overlooking acres of sun-soaked hillside vineyards.

Visit AXR’s  historic estate located in the heart of St. Helena for a down-home, private experience tasting wines that will take you on a journey through the past, present and future of Napa Valley.

You’ll also tour world-renowned Opus One Winery and taste world-class sparkling wines from Shramsberg Vineyards.

* Trip must be completed by June 15. Wineries subject to change based on availability. Must be 21 to bid on this item.

Ciao Bocelli

Are you available to be in Florence, Italy on Friday, July 24? If not, clear your calendar for a concert and dinner with Andrea Bocelli.

With $5,000 airfare allowance, you and your guest will fly to Florence and stay at the Hotel Savoy for 4 nights. Luxury round-trip transportation in an Executive Town Car will take you from Florence to the Teatro Del Silenzio where you will enjoy 2 VIP seats to see Andrea Bocelli in concert on July 24—the rest of the year, the theater remains silent. You are also invited to dinner after the concert hosted by Andrea Bocelli at his family home. A meet and greet and photos are also part of this package.

The biggest selling solo classical artist of all time, Andrea Bocelli’s voice is instantly recognizable as his signature. Bocelli has performed for U.S. presidents, popes and the royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Katie Blanchard at katie.blanchard@bgcs.org to become a sponsor

SOLD – Presenting Sponsor
SOLD – Premier Sponsor
YoY Scholarship Sponsor ($30,000)
Reception & Silent Auction Sponsor ($15,000)
Video Sponsor ($15,000)
Youth of the Year Sponsor ($10,000)
SOLD -Program Sponsor ($7,500)
Valet Sponsor ($7,500)
Corporate Sponsor ($5,000)
Table Sponsor ($3,000)

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