Clearwater For Youth Events & Fundraisers

45th Annual Clearwater For Youth Celebrity Banquet presented by Spectrum, will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida. $1,500 table sponsorship, $200 individual tickets.

2017 J. Warren Hughes Champion For Youth Award Recipient, Roy Halladay, and CFY Chairman, Brian Aungst.

This elegant celebrity sports banquet is supported by our local professional sports teams including the Phillies, Rays, Blue Jays, Bucs and Lightning and loyal CFY benefactors. Having entered its 44th year on February 25th, 2017, the banquet features the Champion For Youth Award, Humanitarian Award and Outstanding Achievement in Sports Award, along with a Live and Silent Auction and College Scholarship presentations to deserving graduating high school seniors. In 2017, the banquet raised a record breaking over $100,000 for grants, youth sports programs, and registration scholarships in addition to $75,000 in college scholarships awarded to outstanding student athletes. Roy Halladay, former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies and two-time Cy Young Award winner, received the prestigious Champion For Youth Award; Phillies Charities, Inc. was presented the Humanitarian Award and was accepted by David Montgomery, the Chairman of the Board, and Lyn Montgomery, the President of Phillies Charities, Inc.; and Rick Vaughn, former Vice President of Communications for the Tampa Bay Rays and current Executive Director of the Respect 90 Foundation, was presented the Outstanding Achievement in Sports Award.

Police Chief Daniel Slaughter, Mayor of Clearwater George Cretekos, and 2017 “Excellence in Youth Sports Award” recipients.


“About the Kids” Golf Classic at Old Memorial Golf Club

On May 16th 2016, Clearwater For Youth held the annual “About the Kids” Golf Classic at Old Memorial Golf Club. The event is presented by Dex Imaging, and along with golf, featured an awards presentation and “Big Auction.” The tremendously successful day helped raise funds to go toward local area youth programs and participants, insuring no child is turned away or program jeopardized due to financial concerns. The tournament has raised over $750,000 in the last ten years toward helping our youth “build character through sports.”

CFY Executive Director, Hank Webb, and Professional golfer and Long-Drive Champion, Mike Zeigler, present first place to Bright House Networks’ team (Brian Aungst, Dave Stokely, Ed Hooper, and Mike Murphy).


Art Capogna Memorial Golf Classic Scramble presented by Capogna’s Dugout, Sunday, October 8, 2017, Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club, Clearwater.

$500 team/hole sponsor, $400 per foursome, $200 hole sponsorship.

In its 35th year, the Annual Art Capogna Memorial Golf Classic honors the memory of Capogna Dugout Restaurant founder and local youth sports supporter, Mr. Art Capogna. Capogna’s Dugout has touched the lives of countless individuals over the years and the golf event proceeds continue to support the Art Capogna $5,000 College Scholarship (presented annually at the Celebrity Banquet) along with CFY youth sports grants for participant scholarships, equipment, uniforms, travel, and more. The event has raised over $300,000 in its storied history for the youth of our community. Sponsors include: DITEK, Bob & Joanne McIntyre and Chili’s, Mike DeMaio.

Congratulations to our winning team, Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar.  Team captain and CFY board member, Hoyt Hamilton, accepting the award presented by CFY board member, Al Capogna!


Meet the Pro’s at the Marina Cantina presented by Clearwater Gas System, Monday, on November 28th, 2016.

$100 per ticket includes buffet and drink tickets. Hosted annually by Frank Chivas (Baystar Restaurant Group).

On November 28th, 2016, you can meet local sports stars and coaches from the Tampa Bay Rays, Bucs and more in a casual buffet, cocktail atmosphere at Baystar’s newest restaurant, Marina Cantina, at the Clearwater Beach Marina. Players and coaches’ autographs are available during event. For ticket information call CFY at 727-793-2696 or email us at

Olympian Michele Smith, Rays coaches and players visit with young guests

Two-time Gold Medal Olympian Michele Smith, Rays coaches and players visit with young guests.


The Phil Doganiero Memorial 3 Bridges Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 mile fun walk will take place on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at Coachman Park, Clearwater, Florida.

Registration is open! Click here to register on our RunSignUp page. Be sure to register as early as possible, because prices will increase as we get closer to race day! Your registration includes bib chip timing, finisher medal, dri-fit t-shirt available in men and women’s sizes, post-race meal and drinks, and more! For more information, please visit our race website or “like” us on Facebook at The 3 Bridge Race.