After raising over $165,000 from last year's event, Youth First hopes to surpass that total during this year's Passport to Adventure Auction on April 14th.

This year's event will be held at at Manor Auditorium on the St. Mary's Hospital campus on Washington Avenue in Evansville with a 5:00 p.m. start time for the silent auction. The live auction will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The auction will feature 290 items up for bid including local jewelry store and restaurant giveaways, as well as trips to French Lick and the 2017 Kentucky Derby.

All items are available for preview at Bidding for, with online bidding beginning April 1st (no foolin'!).

The event will also feature the annual nominations and winners of the Don Mattingly Youth Award, given to high school students that display a strong work ethic, commitment to self-improvement, ability to overcome adversity, a positive, winning attitude, and a commitment to helping others succeed in life.

Admission to the event is free with appetizers and desserts are served.

RSVP through the Bidding for Good website, by calling (812) 421-8336, extension 103, or by e-mailing

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