Youth For Christ of Polk County strives to create awareness of its ministry through various fundraising events. These events not only help to support Youth For Christ, but also helps us spread the Good News of Christ and His power to save us for eternity. In addition, these events make more and more people aware of the various ministries going on for the youth of Polk County and how they can make a positive impact our county's youth. 

  • ANNUAL BANQUET - Each year we have held an annual fundraiser banquet, charging per plate.  Guest speakers are the usual fair, with Josh McDowell helping us celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2011.

  • BBQ & AUCTION - This fundraiser was held a couple of years.  Donations were collected and then auctioned off at a free BBQ.


    This has been held several years on Lake Kissimmee out of Grape Hammock Fish Camp on the south end of the lake.  It is a team tournament and there is a prize raffle and a sale of hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks.  All proceeds benefit YFC.

    The last tournament was on 3/30/12 with a total of 31 boats entered.  The cost was $90/boat plus $10/boat for biggest bass.  We raised almost $2.500 overall.  Not bad for only the third year.

    A big 'thank you' goes out to Josie Hardy and Bridgemaster Fishing Products for making this happen; and to Buddy Mongiovi and the entire Po Boys Fishing Club of Lake Wales for conducting the morning's launch and the weigh-in, plus the club's donation.

  • GOLF TOURNAMENTS - Two are being held per year; one during the spring in Winter Haven and one during the fall in Lakeland.

  • WALK/ROLL-A-THON - Previously held in October.

  • ANNUAL VOLUNTEER DINNER - held each year in February.

    We love our Ministry Team!

  • Comedy NIght - In 2012 and 2013 we replaced our annual banquet with a Comedy Night.  It was well received with great reviews.

  • Girls and Boys Camp - Held every summer for as many at-risk youth as we can raise funds for.  We do a phone-a-thon every spring, contacting all potential donors.

  • Central Park Concert - In December we invite all to meet the Youth for Christ of Polk County family for a Christmas concert in Central Park, Winter Haven, FL.

  • April 22, 2014 - America's Got Talent stars "Champions Forever"  came to Lakeland for our YFC Benefit at the Brandscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College from 7-8:30pm.  

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