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SYF Online Silent Auction and Chance Drawing

The SYF Auction Committee is excited to present this year’s online silent auction and chance drawing. Proceeds raised from these two events provide scholarships and programming for underserved youth to travel.

You can participate by donating or bidding on items in the online silent auction or the chance drawing.  Donors and bidders are recognized for their participation.

Online Silent Auction – Bidding For Good
Opens Monday, July 29 at 1:00 PM CT and closes Monday, August 12 at 4:00 PM CT

Chance Drawing on Showcase Floor – New Opportunity
Opens Friday, August 9 at 4:30 PM CT and closes Monday, August 12 at 4:00 PM CT

Online Silent Auction

Bidders register online and manage their bids through Bidding For Good.

How to donate, view items or bid: Click here

To  donate items, click on the top right corner of the webpage.
Complete all fields and include: item description, estimated value, any restrictions. Donors are encouraged to extend deadline for prize redemption through December 31st, 2021.

  • Upload images of your donation.
  • Donations should not be shipped to SYF Headquarters.
  • Donations should be completed online by July 29. Donations can be accepted through August 9
  • Donors and winners are connected through email after the Annual Conference.

Suggested Donations:

  • Travel/Spa/Getaway Packages (Minimum value of $250.00)
  • Tickets: Attractions, Broadway Shows, Museums, Sports, Concerts, Tours (Minimum of 2)
  • Gift Cards: AMEX, VISA, Restaurants, Movies, Home Depot/Lowes, Brand Name Items (Minimum value of $100)
  • Services: Advertising, Special Evening (Chef’s Dinner), Wine Tasting

Chance Drawing – NEW OPPORTUNITY

Attendees purchase tickets onsite and drop their tickets in the prize boxes to win fun prizes.

How to Donate to Chance Drawing:

  • Complete the online form confirming your donation by August 1, 2019
  • Donations may be shipped to SYTA Headquarters by August 1
  • After August 1, donations should be brought to Annual Conference
  • Ship to:
    Attn: Vanessa Iglesias
    2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 204
    Arlington, VA 22202

Suggested Donations:

  • Leading brands and designer handbag(s), backpacks, tote bags, luggage, sunglasses
  • Technology items i.e. Ipad, Headphones, Apple Watch,
  • Jewelry/Watches

If you are not sure what to send, contact us or send a gift card valued at $200 and up and the committee will purchase an item on your behalf.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


3, 2, 1… Blastoff with SYF!

Wednesday, August 7 – Friday, August 9
Huntsville, AL

Join SYF in Huntsville, as we blastoff our 20th Anniversary celebration!

Choose your package to participate in Space Camp, sightseeing tours, Countdown Reception & Golf Pairings Party and the SYF 20th Anniversary Blastoff event. Add the SYF Golf Classic to your registration and take in the views at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail! You don’t want to miss out!

Thanks to the generous support of the Huntsville/Madison County CVB and its partners, all proceeds from this event directly benefit the SYTA Youth Foundation.

Register today! During step four of the regular registration process for Annual Conference, you can sign-up to attend this special celebration.

 Countdown Reception

Sponsored by: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Thursday, August 8

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Grand Hall, Huntsville Botanical Garden

Blastoff attendees will enjoy a wonderful reception at The Botanical Garden, a beautiful 120-acre site with stunning floral collections, inviting woodland paths, broad grassy meadows, aquatic areas and demonstration vegetable gardens. This event will include recognition of those who have generously supported the SYTA Youth Foundation over the years.

 SYTA Youth Foundation 20th Anniversary Blastoff Event

Sponsored by: US Space & Rocket Center

Thursday, August 8

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
US Space & Rocket Center

A team of German rocket scientists transformed Huntsville, known in the 1950s as the “Watercress Capital of the World,” into a technology center that includes the second largest research park in the country and the world’s largest space museum, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Blastoff attendees will celebrate the start of SYF’s 20th anniversary year with a German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine as they stand beneath the world’s only full-stack space shuttle, complete with two solid rocket boosters and external tank, and walk the length of a suspended authentic Saturn V moon rocket.

Not buying a package? Purchase a ticket for the Countdown Reception + Blastoff Event for $125. Add your Blastoff experience today! 

 SYF Golf Classic

Sponsored by: Expedia local expert

Friday, August 9

7:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Trail – Hampton Cove; Highlands Course
$295 registration fee (club rentals sold separately)

Click here for the Golf Classic Know Before You Go.

The Golf Classic is an incredible opportunity to support the SYTA Youth Foundation while making your pre-conference experience more productive. Golfers of all levels are encouraged to participate. The Highlands course at Hampton Cove is one of the gems of the RTJ Golf Trail.

Fun Run/Walk/Slumber

Sponsored by: Fly my group

Sunday, August 11

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
BJCC, Transportation Lobby

Click here for the Fun Run/Walk/Slumber Know Before You Go

Enjoy a morning with your peers as you run/walk towards Birmingham’s Railroad Park. “Sleeping In” still earns you a spot on the team. The $50 registration includes a shirt and light refreshments.

Dance Your Meal Off (DYMO) featuring the SYTA All-Star Band 

Sponsored by: legends attractions

Monday, August 12
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Iron City Birmingham

The SYTA All Star Band is back on the road and will be playing at this year’s Annual Conference in Birmingham. We are excited to welcome first time DYMO sponsor, Legends Attractions. Following the closing night event, attendees will head to Iron City, a restored concert venue a short distance from the BJCC and host hotels. Tickets are $50.00 and proceeds from DYMO support the SYTA Youth Foundation. A limited number are still available at Registration and at the Door.

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