Young Life to host 75th birthday fundraising banquet

Students give it their all in a game of tug-of-war at Windy Gap, a Young Life camp in North Carolina.

Young Life, an international outreach to middle, high school and college-age students, is celebrating 75 years of impacting kids’ lives. Begun in 1941 in Gainesville, Texas, Young Life arrived in Cleveland’s Westshore communities in 1970 at the invitation of area churches and adults who loved kids and wanted each one to have a chance to consider the Christian faith in terms they could understand.

Young Life Cleveland invites area adults to join in the celebration of this milestone birthday at our annual fundraising banquet on Sunday, March 13, 5-8 p.m., at the newly opened Emerald Event Center in Avon.

Any adult interested in celebrating, supporting, or learning more about Young Life is welcome to attend. There is no cost for admission and you can reserve your place by contacting Andy Reid at 440-808-9888 or online at

The Young Life banquet is a wonderful way to enjoy a silent auction, excellent food, entertainment and to learn how you can support this organization that has made an impact on students in the Cleveland area for 46 years. Erik Hoffman will be speaking at the banquet. As a developer of Young Life all over Ohio, he has seen new ministries start in remote communities because of flagship programs like ours. His experience and heart for reaching students will give all who attend an incredible illustration of the mission of Young Life and its impact on kids around the world. Students, leaders and staff will all be on hand to share their experience.

Maybe you were involved with Young Life as a teen and experienced the feeling that Young Life was made just for you. It still is. Re-connect with Young Life or learn more at the banquet on March 13.

Stacy Windahl

Stacy Windahl resides in Bay Village.

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