The MLB Players for Youth Futures International (YFI) Golf Tournament returns to Las Vegas on Monday, Nov. 7 at Revere Golf Club in partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
The annual charity tournament features a collection of Major League Baseball Hall of Famers, former MLB All-Stars, World Series champions and MLB alumni as well as some current MLB players.
This year’s player list includes names like Oakland Athletics pitching great Rollie Fingers, former American League MVP Jose Canseco, five-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award Amos Otis, former World Series champions Aaron Rowand (San Francisco Giants) and Shane Victorino (Boston Red Sox), Trenidad Hubbard (Los Angeles Dodgers), Mike Gallo (Houston Astros) and Chad Hermansen (Los Angeles Dodgers), as well as some current local MLB players like New York Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve.
Registration is now open at experienceyfi.org/vegas-golf with packages ranging from $250 per person for a team of four without a MLB player or, for the superfans, a $350 per person package for a foursome that includes one of the MLB players as part of the group pairing.
Registration includes breakfast and a luncheon buffet with refreshments, 18 holes of golf with former and current MLB players, awards, buy-in competitions, meet & greets with the players and a silent auction featuring some coveted baseball memorabilia.
Proceeds benefit YFI and its mission to eliminate the barriers to success for all youth by providing “Centers of Excellence” through education, sports and the arts. YFI strives to empower young people to maximize their potential to impact the world by offering real-world opportunities to serve lessor privileged communities while learning first-hand from experts in the field of their interest.
Funds from the golf tournament specifically benefit programs helping youth impacted by the human trafficking industry, providing them the chance to heal, grow and re-enter society. A portion of the proceeds also benefit southern Nevada-based The Shade Tree, which provides safe shelter and life-changing services to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Prior to the tournament, YFI will host a youth baseball clinic on Sunday, Nov. 6 with the players teaching skills and fundamentals to local boys and girls. The event is free and will be held at UNLV’s Earl E. Wilson Stadium.
About Youth Futures International (YFI)
Youth Futures International (YFI), a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization, launched its first “Serve, Learn, & Empower” program in 2010, (now called “Empowered Up!”), focusing on relevant public health issues in Dominase, Ghana. YFI has since added soccer and baseball programs that focus on leadership through sportsmanship as well as The Ultimate Med Immersion, in partnership with Med School Coach, for those interested in medicine. YFI will continue adding new programs and expanding its current programs to new locations in years to come. For more information, visit experienceyfi.org.