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Additional tickets can be purchased here.

One (1) ticket is $80 for adults and $40 for children ages 5-12
(Children ages 4 and under are not recommended for the event.)

Sponsorship details can be found below, and purchased here as well.

If you have any questions, contact Joe DeMaio at (908) 687-2697 ext. 115 or

Event Details

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

Galloping Hill Caterers
1085 Galloping Hill Road
Union, NJ 07083

Beginning at 6:00pm

Buddie of the Year (ages 6-9)

Junior of the Year (ages 10-13)

Youth of the Year (ages 14-18)

All candidates are required to have regular attendance, be a member of the Club for 2+ years and participate in Club programs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Premier Event Sponsor – $10,000  Sold! 

Event Sponsor – $2,500
Award Sponsor – $2,000  
Table Sponsor – $300
Family Sponsor – $200

To learn more about what each sponsorship provides, take a look at our Sponsorship Letter (PDF). If you have any other questions, please contact Joe DeMaio at (908) 687-2697 ext. 115 or

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County would like to invite you to participate in the 2023 local Youth of the Year Program Awards Ceremony. We will kick off the evening with dinner at Galloping Hill Caterers, followed by an inspiring awards ceremony and announcement of our 2023 Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Youth of the Year.

For more than 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring youth and their incredible stories. That’s seven decades of these inspiring teens traveling the country to speak on behalf of Boys & Girls Club youth and showing America what it means to be a true leader. 

Youth of the Year from across the country have gone on to impact our community in a better way – becoming college professors, motivational speakers, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and more. Some have even gone back to work at their Clubs, providing mentorship and guidance to kids and teens to help them shape their path toward a great future.