YDF Events


YDF has helped sponsor these events:

  • WebBeat LIVE WebTV Feature, Rick Bowen and Marshall Andy appear on The WebBeat - Internet TV Show. This is a wonderful feature showcasing the core foundation of this organization. Hear the passion, the vision, and the care driving this non-profit first hand!
  • Ronald McDonald House, $5,000 donation given on behalf of YDF to help children in need. 2/09
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, $5,000 donation given on behalf of YDF to help children in need. 2/09
  • East TN Children's Hospital, $5,000 donation given on behalf of YDF to help children in need. 2/09
  • Camp Volunteer, a Wilderness Therapeutic Residential Treatment Program. YDF provided food, clothing, shelter, education, and counseling for 14 youth ages 13-18 under this program. - 1988
  • War on Drugs Coalition Dinner and Auction with featured speaker Boomer Esiason, Pro Quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals. Beneficiaries included Metro Drug Commission, St. Mary's Medical Center, and YDF's drug awareness program. - 6/11/88
  • 3-D Day (Don't Do Drugs) World's Fair Site. Drug Awareness campaign. Fifty Thousand (50,000) pledge cards were distributed to 3rd through 12th graders asking them to abstain from all drugs other than those prescribed by a physician for 24 hours in order to check their chemical dependency. A day long rally provided music and entertainment interspersed with information about the hazards of drug abuse. The program involved City and State officials including the Sheriff of Knox County, U.S. Attorney and YDF Board Member Congressman John Duncan. Sixteen counties of "Just Say No" Chapters in East Tennessee participated in this anti-drug rally. - 9/9/86
  • "3 on 3 Tournament" War on Drugs 9/86, with Michael Jordan and other NBA basketball players who visited 13 schools, directly influencing over 10,000 students to say no to drugs. - 9/86
  • "Summer's Final Fling" on the World's Fair Site. Free to the public, the event provided free entertainment, including food, music, and games for children. Drug awareness educational materials were distributed by area anti-drug coalition members. - 8/23/86
  • "Shake the Sugar Bowl" cassette; the title song was written and recorded by Rick Bowen, President of Youth Development Fund, Inc., and Gemini Records. Project benefitted The University of Tennessee with public relations benefits, as it was shipped to 100 radio and TV stations across the state. - 11/85
  • "Labor Day Weekend Party" on the World's Fair Site. This festival event provided a planning grant for Eastview Housing Corporation, housing assistance for 3 individuals, and the Ronald McDonald House. - 9/85
  • Country Music Concert with Razzy Bailey, Civic Auditorium. This event provided Christmas presents for two area social service agencies, Big Brothers and Big Sisters. - 12/84
  • "Arnold Palmer Golf Classic" featuring Arnold Palmer at Fox Den Country Club. Free tickets were provided to children from John Tarleton Home, Columbus Home, Millertown Group Home and Zion Lutheran Home through the Department of Welfare and Institutions. - 6/84
  • "Lee Trevino Golf Classic" at Fox Den Country Club. - 6/83
  • Tennis Exhibition with Billy Jean King and Hanna Manlikova. - 4/83